A clinical trial tests an investigational medication, treatment, or therapy in a group of participants. All medications and treatments must go through a series of clinical trials before being approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for sale to the general public. Because of participants like you, new advancements in medicine are made every year to help the greater good.
Aventura Clinical Research in Miami is now enrolling new teen mothers 15-17 years of age, for a clinical trial of an investigational medication to evaluate the safety and efficacy (how well something works) in postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is common in adult women who have just had a baby, but teen moms are twice as likely to experience symptoms of PPD, according to Pediatrics.
Symptoms may include:
Between screening, treatment, and follow-up, you can expect to remain in the clinical trial for up to 111 days (approximately 4 months). Participants must stay overnight in the clinic for 3 days. Travel arrangements (including transportation and accommodations) may be provided for the participant, as well as those for a parent or guardian.
If you are a breastfeeding mom, you will need to stop pumping when you are given the medication. A breastfeeding specialist can discuss your options with you.
Additional study details will be discussed with you by a study representative.