If you are a mother who has experienced an episode of postpartum psychosis within the past ten years, you could help us to better understand this disorder.

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women’s Mental Health are announcing the launch of a new research study called the MGH Postpartum Psychosis Project (MGHP3). The investigators are recruiting women ages 18 and older who experienced an episode of
psychosis within six months of childbirth. The episode must have occurred within the past ten years. Study participation involves a brief telephone interview and providing a DNA sample with a saliva collection tube which is sent by mail. The purpose of the study is to better describe the symptoms of postpartum psychosis and to examine the genetic contributions to risk for this disorder.

Those with interest in participating or with questions can fill out an interest form, or reach study staff by phone (617-643-7205) or email (mghp3@partners.org).

Check out our new website (mghp3.org) for more information on the study and postpartum psychosis resources.