The contraceptive pill has been linked to depressive mood. It has been hypothesised that the progesterone components of the pill are likely to drive this mood effect. The aim of this study is to better understand the relationship between pill types and depressive mood. This is part of a larger, ongoing study that has ethics approval. There is scope for PhD projects to broaden this topic to include an understanding of biological correlates and cognitive changes associated with different pill types.
depression, OCP, physiology, pharmacology, microbiology, anatomy, developmental biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, human pathology, clinical, neuroscience
Psychiatry (previously known as MAPrc)
Top-up scholarship funding available
Alfred Research Alliance