MAPrc’s researchers are currently working on a number of projects investigating new diagnostic and treatment methods for people experiencing depression




The following projects are currently recruiting participants. Please contact us if you wish to receive information or take part in a project.

 This is an industry sponsored clinical trial of a new class of medications that could help in the treatment of depression associated with menopause. To be eligible women must be experiencing current menopause symptoms, such as hot flushes, and have a diagnosis of major depression. Contact our friendly staff for more details and to find out if you might be eligible to participate. Email us at: 


Tibolone and Escitalopram in Perimenopausal Depression
Clinical trials of a hormone treatment called Tibolone, for the treatment of depression in peri and post menopause. To take part in this study you must be physically well, aged 45-65 be experiencing depression and able to give informed consent. For further details click here or contact Caitlin Bleeker on 9076 6564 or email

Mood and Oral Contraceptives 
An observational study of women taking / not taking hormonal contraception (i.e. COCP, POP, Implanon, DMPA) exploring current mood & risk and resistance factors for adverse mood change. To take part in this study you must be a female 18 years of age or older, able to give informed consent and not currently pregnant, breast-feeding or menopausal. For further information click here or contact Natalie Thomas on 9076 5033 or email 

National Register of Antipsychotic Medication in Pregnancy (NRAMP)
An observational study aimed at evaluating the safety of antipsychotic medications for mothers and babies during pregnancy. NRAMP aims to develop evidence-based guidelines for the best use and effect of antipsychotic medications during pregnancy, birth, and postnatal phase, thereby assisting healthcare professionals and women with mental illness to make informed decisions about appropriate treatment options and encourage safer outcomes for mother and baby. For further information or to find out how you can participate in the study click here or email





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