Welcome to the MAC Anxiety Research Centre

We are a psychiatric research centre located in Hamilton, Ontario. If you would like to participate in our ongoing research studies, please click “Current Research” to see a list of our studies open to recruitment.

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Free Anxiety Screening Test

The MAC Anxiety Research Centre has developed a screening tool for anxiety and depression. The test is free and available online. To complete it, please click “Online Anxiety Screening Test

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Free Online ADHD Screening Tool

Take the Online ADHD Screening Test – the ASRS

Complete the online ADHD Screening Test by clicking the link below, the screening test opens in a new window.

CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SCREENING TEST


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Free Webinar: Treatments for Anxious and Depressed Kid and Teens (April 16, 2014)

Treatments for Anxious and Depressed Kids and Teens
April 16, 2014 
7:00 pm EST / 6:00pm CST / 5:00 pm MST / 4:00 pm PST

Daniel S. Pine, MDDaniel S. Pine, MD

Chief, Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience
Chief, Emotion and Development Branch, Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program
National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program (NIMH)

Dr. Pine, who specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry, will discuss medication and psychosocial treatments for kids and teens who are suffering from anxiety and depression.

Format: A live 35-minute audiovisual presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A session.

Sign up now: Send an e-mail for the login details; please type Attend Webinar in the subject line and include your first and last name. There are no fees. We look forward to your joining us. Attendance is limited to 100 participants. (For best results, use Internet Explorer as your browser).

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Free Webinar: Handling OCD (March 12, 2014)

Watch the recorded webinar here.

Handling OCD

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
7:00 pm EST / 6:00pm CST / 5:00 pm MST / 4:00 pm PST

Reid Wilson, PhD

Reid Wilson, PhD

Director
Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Dr. Wilson will speak specifically and directly about a counterintuitive, paradoxical self-help strategy to respond to obsessions and compulsions moment-by-moment.

Listen to Dr. Wilson’s podcast The Art of Persuasion: Changing the Mind on OCD.

Format: A live 35-minute audiovisual presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A session.

Sign up: Send an e-mail for the login details; please type Attend Webinar in the subject line and include your first and last name. There are no fees. We look forward to your joining us. Attendance is limited to 100 participants. (For best results, use Internet Explorer as your browser). 

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Video: The Worry Wizard

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Video: Generalized Anxiety Disorder

A personal account of life with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).

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Free Webinar: Our Kids- Anxiety and Depression (May 1st, 2013)

Watch the recorded webinar here.

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is offering another free webinar as a part of their Public Education Webinar Series entitled “Our Kids: Anxiety and Depression”

Andrea Umbach, PsyD
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
7:00 pm EST / 6:00 pm CST / 5:00 pm MST / 4:00 pm PST

Andrea Umbach, PsyD, will discus diagnostic symptoms of anxiety and depression and how these symptoms might manifest themselves in children. She will address practical strategies for early intervention to help parents support their children through difficult times. This webinar will include a 35-minute presentation followed by a Q&A session.

Sign up now: Send an e-mail for the login details; please type Attend Webinar in the subject line and include your first and last name. There are no fees. 

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Free Webinar: Why Me? Explaining Anxiety in the Brain (January 9th, 2013)

Watch the recorded webinar here.

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is offering a series of public education webinars to address frequently asked questions about psychological and pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, and related disorders for adults and children. Refer to the information below to sign up:

Why Me? Explaining Anxiety in the Brain
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
7:00 pm EST / 6:00 pm CST / 5:00 pm MST / 4:00 pm PST

The speaker will be Catherine Pittman, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist and an associate professor of psychology at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. Dr. Pittman works at Memorial Hospital and also has a private practice in South Bend, Indiana.

She is a co-author of the book Extinguishing Anxiety: Whole Brain Strategies to Relieve Fear and Stress, which offers tactics to control anxiety.

Among her areas of expertise are anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, sexual assault, brain injury, and learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder.

A live 35-minute PowerPoint presentation with an expert will be followed by a brief Q&aA session.

Sign up now: Send an e-mail for the login details; please type Attend Webinar in the subject line and include your first and last names. There are no fees. 

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National Stress Out Week (November 11th- 17th)

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)  annually organizes ‘National Stress Out Week’ to encourage people to take time to relax and cope with the daily stressors in life.  Their focus this year is on the mental benefits of exercise, you can visit their webiste to learn more about the connection between physical activity and stress reduction by clicking here.

Here is a video discussing possible lifestyle changes to help reduce your anxiety and stress:

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