Welcome to the MacAnxiety 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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Help us win a research grant to investigate OCD!

MacAnxiety Research Centre has been selected as one of three finalists to receive a research grant to learn more about OCD. Check out our video submission and vote through @lifebeyondocd‘s Instagram story. Voting is live for 24 hours only!

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Adult ADHD Treatment Study

As long as you can remember, have you had difficulty with:

  • Paying attention
  • Being easily distracted
  • Acting Impulsively
  • Procrastination
  • Daydreaming
  • Remembering appointments
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Irritability
  • Constant fidgeting
  • Relaxation

If you are between the ages of 18-65 you many be eligible to participate in a research study on adult ADHD treatment.


If you are interested in participating or would like more information:

  • Call us at 905-921-7644
  • Email us at macanxietyresearch@gmail.com
  • Leave us your contact information in the comment section below

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Survey

Have you been diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? Tell us about your OCD-related behaviours and coping strategies by filling out this short survey!

You are eligible to participate if:
1.You are 18 years of age or older
2.You have a diagnosis of OCD

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NYTimes: CBD Is Everywhere, but Scientists Still Don’t Know Much About It

Cannabidiol (CBD), a nonintoxicating component of cannabis, has been garnering much interest as a potential treatment for a variety of physical and psychiatric conditions. Dr. Michael Van Ameringen provides his input on how much is really known regarding CBD and anxiety in this article by the New York Times.

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New Online Survey!

 

Do breathing sounds annoy you?
Does repeated tapping make you angry?
Does the sound of others chewing fill you with rage?

 

Then take our Misophonia survey by clicking HERE.

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Why are you anxious?

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Opinion: Marijuana is not an all-purpose medical cure

An opinion piece on CBC outlining concern over increased self-medication once marijuana is legalized in Canada. Click here to read the article

What do you think?

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Interview (CBC News): Radio Host Trevor Dineen discusses struggle with OCD

Listen to CBC radio host Trevor Dineen talk about his personal struggle with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder here.

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Are you a healthy adult? Take part in our research study today!

 

GUT MICROBIOME RESEARCH STUDY

We are currently recruiting adults (ages 18-65) for a study examining bacteria found in the human gut.  Click HERE for more information or contact Jasmine at turnaj@mcmaster.ca

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Interview (The Current): Gut microbes and your health!

Microbiologist Brett Finlay talks about the microbes in our gut and how they can affect our health by helping develop our immune system. Listen to the interesting interview on The Current about his book “Let them Eat Dirt” and the connection between the gut microbiome and health HERE. Researchers (including us at the MacAnxiety Research Centre) have also begun looking at how these bacteria can influence mental health.

Learn about our microbiome study here or our natural health supplement or anxiety study here!

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