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Lifetime History of Major Depressive Disorder and Endothelial Function in Postmenopausal Women
Clinical Trial ( IRB ) #: 06-023-1
Title: Lifetime History of Major Depressive Disorder and Endothelial Function in Postmenopausal Women
Principal Investigator: Dr. Julie Wagner
Description: Having a major depressive disorder increases the risk of developing heart disease, and women have higher rates of depression than men. When women are depressed, their blood vessels do not work as well; however, we do not know if blood vessel impairment continues after the depressive episode resolves. This study investigates whether depression continues to affect women's blood vessels after it resolves, and whether the number of depressive episodes she experienced is important. This study also investigates whether previous antidepressant medication use lessens the effects of depression on women's blood vessels.
Classification:
  Cardiovascular (Heart, High Blood Pressure, Etc.)
  Mental Health (Depression, Anxiety, Etc.)
  Psychiatry - Geriatric/Older Adults
Eligibility Criteria: Female, non-smoker, post-menopausal, no heart disease
How to Contact: Lisa Budris. Telephone: (860) 679-8137. Email: Lbudris@mph.uchc.edu
Enrollment Status/Comments: Enrolling/recruiting. For current recruitment status, please check with study contact.
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