Internet Use Survey

Internet Use Survey

 Are you addicted to the Internet?  Find out if your time online is negatively affecting  your life, take the test HERE.

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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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Free Anxiety Screening Test

The MacAnxiety 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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Research Study for Social Anxiety Disorder

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Social Anxiety Disorder is characterized by feelings of self-conciousness and gives rise to unrealistic feelings of being watched, being judged and criticized by others.  About 750,000 Canadians suffer from this disorder.

We are conducting a clinical research study evaluating a new oral medication for patients with SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER.  Contact Jasmine at 905-921-7644 or click the poster for more information.

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Treatment research study using probiotics for OCD

OCD_probiotic_Diana_TabsWe are currently recruiting adults (ages 18-65) for a study using a natural health supplement to treat individuals with OCD. This study will involve:

  • a comprehensive assessment to determine eligibility
  • provide biological samples, before and after treatment.

Please contact Jasmine if interested: 905-921-7644 or jasmine@macanxiety.com

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Free Webinar: Exercise Against Anxiety and Depression

Exercise Against Anxiety and Depression
June 3, 2015
7:00 pm ET (6:00 pm CT / 5:00 pm MT / 4:00 pm PT)
Register here.

Michael Otto, PhD
Professor of Psychology and Director of the Translational Research Program
Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University

Dr. Otto specializes in the cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) of anxiety, mood, and substance use disorders.

He is author of Exercise for Mood and Anxiety, Proven Strategies for Overcoming Depression and Enhancing Well-Being, (with Jasper A.J. Smits, PhD; Oxford University Press, 2011)

The link between exercise and mood is strong, and Dr. Otto will offer guidance on how to start and maintain an exercise program to improve your mood, as well as overcome the obstacles that prevent your adoption of regular exercise, and strategies to leverage the full benefits of exercise.

Webinar format: A live 45-minute presentation, followed by a brief Q&A session.

There are no fees.
ADAA does not offer continuing education credits for this webinar series.
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Mental Health Week, May 4-10, 2015

It’s Mental Health Week, find ways to get involved by clicking HERE.

#MHW2015 and #GetLoud

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Mobile Mental Health Apps: Rebooting Clinical Practice?

20121108-NOKIA-PHONE-010editWith the rising number of smart phone users, there is a growing interest in mental health apps. While there is immense potential associated with these apps, users should be aware and cautious of their current limitations. Read more about this issue HERE.

 

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Free Webinar: Understanding and Treating Hoarding Disorder (March 18, 2015)

Watch the recorded webinar here.

Understanding and Treating Hoarding Disorder
March 18, 2015
7:00 pm ET (6:00 pm CT / 5:00 pm MT / 4:00 pm PT)

Kiara Timpano, PhD

Kiara Timpano, PhD
Assistant Professor
Director, Program for Anxiety, Stress & OCD
Department of Psychology
University of Miami

Dr. Timpano will address hoarding disorder and its treatment.

Hoarding is the persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual value. The behavior usually has deleterious effects—emotional, physical, social, financial, and even legal—for a hoarder and family members.

Webinar format: A live 45-minute presentation, followed by a brief Q&A session.

There are no fees. ADAA does not offer continung education credits for this webinar series.

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Healthy Adults needed for a research study

 

 

We are currently recruiting healthy participants for a research study looking at gut bacteria. If interested, please click the poster to learn more. Alternatively, you can contact Jasmine at 905-921-7644 or turnaj@mcmaster.ca

 

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A New Resource for Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) has put together a page for BDD sufferers including information about the disorder, associated treatment and resources to find help. Click HERE to visit this page.

 

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10 Mobile Apps That Deliver Advice and Therapy

Following a list of mobile apps, Dr. Van Ameringen comments on the need for regulating mental health apps in this Scientific American article. To see apps rated by mental health professionals involved in the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), click HERE.

 

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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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