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Research Study – Patient Decision Aid for Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy

Pregnant woman looking at a laptop

Deciding to start or continue an antidepressant medication during pregnancy can be a difficult and complex decision. Dr. Simone Vigod, psychiatrist and scientist at Women’s College Hospital (WCH), and her research team from across Canada have developed an interactive online patient decision tool to help women make choices about antidepressant use in pregnancy.

To evaluate the tool, WCH is looking for clinical trial participants to use and assess the web-based tool to determine its success in helping women work through this challenging decision.

You may be eligible to participate in the clinical trial if you:

  • Are planning a pregnancy or currently within your first trimester
  • Have been offered to start or continue using an antidepressant to treat your depression by your doctor
  • Are having problems deciding what to do

This study, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, is open to all women across Canada.

If you are interested in participating in the trial, please complete the pre-screening questionnaire: www.surveymonkey.com/r/BKN7ZLY. Individuals who are eligible for the trial will be contacted by the study team with details about how to access and use the tool.


For more information, please contact the study coordinator:

Maria Michalowska

Maria.michalowska@wchospital.ca | (416) 351-3732 ext. 2302

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