Mass General Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Symptom Tracking in Assisted Reproductive Technologies (START study)

Are you planning infertility treatment?

Do you have a history of depression or bipolar disorder?

You may be eligible for a research study at the Center for Women’s Mental Health at Massachusetts General Hospital.

We are conducting a study of the course of mood throughout infertility treatment cycles.  This is an observational study that tracks women’s mood symptoms over a period of six months.  Study participation includes monthly visits to the Center for Women’s Mental Health and infertility treatment diaries to be completed at home.  The study has been tailored to meet the needs of the individual participant and can also be completed remotely for those women who do not live locally or who are unable to commit to clinic visits.  Those eligible for the study include all women with a history of major depression or bipolar depression currently in remission who are planning or are under going infertility treatment. 

 For more information, please call Shannon Murphy at 617-643-5154 or e-mail

*If you are interested in participating in the START study and would like to be contacted by our research coordinator, you can also submit your contact information using our patient interest form.  All information is kept strictly confidential.