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Menstrually Related Mood Disorders Screening

The primary purpose is to provide a mechanism for identifying patients with menstrually-related mood disorder (MRMD) who can participate in a variety of separate protocols. Those diagnosed with MRMD will be invited to participate in additional companion protocols.

Age & Gender

  • 18 years ~ 52 years
  • Female


North Carolina (Statewide)

What will be asked of you

2 phone check-ins, if necessary


$25 check for Visit 2

In-person visits : 1-2
Phone or online visits : 2
Total length of participation : 3-5 months

Looking for Healthy Volunteers

Requirements for healthy volunteers are different than for those with a specific condition. If you are interested in becoming a healthy volunteer for this study, use the below categories to determine if you are able to participate.

Able to participate:

  • In good medical health
  • Regular menses (which cycle length may vary, 28 days is generally taken as representative of the average menstrual cycle in women; the range may be from 21-35 days)
  • Experience mood symptoms the week before mensturation

Not eligible if:

  • Use of medications that affect mood, cognition, or the menstrual cycle (such as antidepressants, benzodiazepines, or hormonal medications such as birth control)
  • Current Axis I psychiatric disorders
  • Significant renal, cardiac, hepatic, or other medical disorder
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding

Contact the Team

Visit Location

100% Remote (online, phone, text)

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Susan Girdler
The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (TraCS) Institute

Study Type


Study Topics

Healthy Volunteer or General Population
Mental and Emotional Health
Women's Health

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