Would you like to participate in research on hormone and mood changes during the menstrual cycle?

Experience PMS? Interested in research? The Women's Mood Disorders Center is seeking women to participate in a research study on premenstrual mood symptoms, sometimes called premenstrual syndrome or PMS.

The study involves three remote visits with Johns Hopkins staff over the course of two to three months. These visits involve questionnaires about mood, tracking your menstrual cycle, and providing saliva samples. Each of the visits lasts about an hour.

To be eligible for the study, women must:

  • Experience feelings of sadness, anxiety, irritability, or anger the week before their period. These feelings must go away shortly after their period starts.
  • Be age 18–50
  • Not be taking hormonal birth control (the pill, the patch, the shot, the Mirena/Skyla IUD)
  • Not be using psychiatric medications such as antidepressants

For more information, visit the Women's Mood Disorders Center website.
Principal investigator: Liisa Hantsoo, PhD
Protocol #: IRB00256856