Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Asher Center for the Study and Treatment of Depressive Disorders

The African-American Social Support Effectiveness Treatment- Partners alleviating Perinatal Depression (ASSET-PPD)

The African-American Social Support Effectiveness Treatment- Partners alleviating Perinatal Depression (ASSET-PPD)

NU IRB#: STU0000212595
Principal Investigator Sheehan D. Fisher, PhD(Psychiatry)

Why is this research important?
The African-American Social Support Effectiveness Treatment- Partners alleviating Perinatal Depression (ASSET-PPD) intervention starts in the prenatal period to reduce the risk of maternal depression continuing into the postpartum period. Our goal is to empower fathers to be a resource for professionals treating African American mothers by reducing stress in the home. The study will focus on developing modules in key areas that have large potential to reduce maternal depressive symptoms. This is a period when depressed mothers are most vulnerable to stress and need the most support. This research study aims to give guidance on how fathers can optimize their support of their partner during this difficult time.

You may be eligible to participate if:

Study Includes:

After randomization, fathers will have 6 sessions:

Surveys will be given to both parents at:

Parents will have free-play with their infant separately and together at:

Compensation Includes:

 

If you are interested in participating or would like to hear more information, please contact our research team at elizabeth.kovan1@northwestern.edu or 1-855-99-ASHER.