A Study to Evaluate Depression, Anxiety, and Traumatic Stress in People with Myocarditis and Their Identified Supports


About this study

The purpose of this study is to validate measures of depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, and factors related to these outcomes in medical patients, to develop a model for identifying persons with myocarditis who are at risk for depressive and anxiety disorders (clinically significant depressive and anxious symptoms), and for examining the effects of anxiety and depression on quality of life and health outcomes in respondents with myocarditis and caregivers.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects will be adults (aged 18+ years)..
  • Must have self-identified myocarditis.
  • Adults (men and women) who self-identify as a caregiver of someone with myocarditis and control adult patients.
  • All participants, regardless of group membership (myocarditis patients, caregivers, controls) will be required to understand written English.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects under 18 years of age.
  • Unable to understand written English.


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Paul Croarkin, D.O., M.S.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Joseph Laivell

(507) 422-2928


Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

William Bobo, M.D., M.P.H.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

William Bobo M.D., M.P.H.

(904) 953-7286


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