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Depressed with Perimenopausal Symptoms?

If you or your loved one are above the age of 40 and experiencing the following symptoms, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial investigating a potential new medication for perimenopausal women with depression:

Depressed with Perimenopausal SymptomsDepressive symptoms:

  • Feeling down or low all of the time
  • Fatigue or lacking energy
  • Thoughts of helplessness or worthlessness
  • Change in appetite
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Difficulties in concentration
  • Loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyable

Perimenopausal symptoms:

  • Irregular periods more than 60 days apart but less than 365 days apart
  • 4 or more hot flushes per day/night

If you are interested, please get in touch with one of our friendly research teams. Contact details of our lead doctors are as given below.

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Meet the lead doctors: 


Professor Paul FitzgeraldEpworth Clinic

Professor Paul Fitzgerald

Site Name: Epworth Centre for Innovation in Mental Health (ECIMH)

Address: 888 Toorak Road, Camberwell, VIC, 3124

Phone: (03) 9805 4363

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Dr Peter FarnbachNeuroCentrix

Dr Peter Farnbach

Site Name: NeuroCentrix

Address: 1303 Heatherton Rd, Noble Park 3174

Phone: (03) 9546 0009

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Professor Jayashri Kulkarni

Monash University

Professor Jayashri Kulkarni

Site Name: MAPrc / Alfred Health

Address: Level 4, 607 St Kilda Road Melbourne, Victoria 3004

Phone: +61 3 9076 6564

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COMMA (Core Outcome Set for Menopausal Symptoms)

COMMA (Core Outcome Set for Menopausal Symptoms) is inviting clinicians, researchers and women who have experienced menopause around the world to provide input on what symptoms should be measured in trials of treatments for menopausal symptoms. Clinical trials for menopausal symptoms have measured a wide range of different outcomes, making it difficult to compare treatments and limiting the relevance of these studies for clinical practice. COMMA will standardise this process by developing a “Core Outcome Set” of measures for future clinical trials.

Please complete this short survey to tell us what menopausal symptoms you believe are most important.  These responses will be used to develop a new Core Outcome Set reflecting the views of clinicians and consumers. Please also circulate the survey amongst your networks

COMMA is funded by the University of Melbourne and supported by menopause societies internationally and the leading journals in menopause.

The survey takes about 10 minutes and all those who complete the survey will be included in a draw for a $200 Westfield voucher.

The survey can be accessed at https://delphimanager.liv.ac.uk/COMMA/.

Pro Martha Hickey explains COMMA Survey

Thanks for your participation in this survey.

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A Randomised Trial on MonaLisa Touch for Postmenopausal Vulvovaginal Symptoms

Description of Study

MonaLisa TouchTM (MLT) is a new treatment for women with vulvovaginal symptoms that involves treatment of the vaginal lining with tiny pin-point laser applications with the aim of restoring the skin to a state similar to that prior to the menopause. At present, there is not enough evidence about the effectiveness of MonaLisa TouchTM for it to be recommended as a medical treatment. It is currently expensive to access and there is no Medicare rebate available.

Researchers are currently running a clinical trial in Australia which will evaluate how effective MonaLisa TouchTM is in treating postmenopausal vulvovaginal symptoms and provide high quality information to guide women with vulvovaginal symptoms as to their best treatment options.

Recruitment has now closed, and results will be available later in 2020.

For more information, please contact the GRACE Research group at the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney:

Ethics Approval 

Department of Gynaecology, Royal Hospital for Women HREC ref no: 15/330

Investigator

Prof Jason Abbott

Contact details

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Phone 0491 231 771

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