Friday, April 14, 2006

Girl Power and Antidepressants: We Need You for Research

If there are any young women out there who are between 18-30, who read my blog, and who would like to participate in a very interesting research project: keep reading. Delanie Woodlock, a Ph.D. candidate at Monash University, Australia, is writing a dissertation entitled: "Why So Sad? Antidepressants and The Girl Power Generation." The title alone is intriguing for this melancholic feminista, always on the look out for how Prozac is winding its way into discourses on female identity.

Here is Delanie's invitation to participate in her study:


I am a PhD student at Monash University, Australia. I am conducting research with young women, aged 18-30 years, who have been prescribed antidepressant
medication for three months or longer. The research will be in the form of an online survey that will take about an hour to complete. This research will ask you
general questions about your experiences of antidepressant medication and also cover experiences of mental illness. There will also be questions that ask about your experiences of being a young woman. The survey is designed for women in Australia, but women from any country are welcome to participate. If you are interested in this survey please go to for more information.

Thank you,
Delanie Woodlock