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RCT of Automated Conversational Agent vs. Treatment as Usual for the Management of Perinatal Mood

The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy of an evidence-based smartphone application (app) for the management of mood compared to treatment as usual alone among 135 women who have been discharged post-delivery from Labor and Delivery at Stanford Children's Health - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Using psychometrically validated surveys for depression, postpartum depression, and anxiety, this study will evaluate whether the smartphone app has a differential effect on the mental health of postpartum women as compared to treatment as usual.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Behavioral: Use of smartphone application (app)
  • Other: Treatment as usual




Inclusion Criteria:

   - Postpartum day 0-7 after delivery

   - Medically stable and cleared for discharge

   - Owns smartphone

   - English-speaking (because all intervention materials are in English)

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Neonatal demise this admission

   - Intrauterine fetal demise this admission

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Sanaa Suharwardy, MD