My friend & colleague, Dr. Walker Karraa, is studying the stigma surrounding postpartum bipolar disorder. If you fit her research criteria and are interested in participating, please do so. Her book Transformed by Postpartum Depression: Women’s Stories of Trauma and Growth is groundbreaking and a powerful, moving read.
Research Study: The Stigma of Mental Illness for Mothers Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder 0-12 Months Postpartum
I am currently conducting a research study entitled The Stigma of Mental Illness for Mothers Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder 0-12 Months Postpartum. The purpose of this study is to describe and explain the nature of stigma related to the diagnosis of bipolar disorder during the first year following childbirth.
To participate in this study, participants must have: (a) received a diagnosis for bipolar disorder in the first year following the birth of a child; (b) be able to give informed consent; (c) speak English; (d) have access to phone and email; (e) and willingness to participate; (f) at least 18 years of age.
Participants will participate in one 60-90 minute, audio taped, phone interview with the principal investigator. Participants will then be asked to review transcribed interview. The total time commitment for participation is estimated at 4 hours spread over several weeks.
If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Walker Karraa, PhD (Primary Investigator)
Research Fellow: Center for Leadership Studies and Educational Research
Dissertation Research Chair
School of Advanced Studies
University of Phoenix