Coping with symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

The MacAnxiety Research Centre is conducting a short
online survey on coping with symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

You are eligible to participate if:

  1. You are 18 years of age or older
  2. You have a diagnosis of PTSD

Click the link below to take our survey!

http://fhswedge2.mcmaster.ca/redcaps/macanx/surveys/?s=cgRTIx

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Coping with symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): self-management in the community

The MacAnxiety Research Centre is conducting a short online survey on coping with symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

You are eligible to participate if:

  1. You are 18 years of age or older
  2. You have a diagnosis of ADHD

Click the link below to take our survey!

http://fhswedge2.mcmaster.ca/redcaps/macanx/surveys/?s=8Cbr9f

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ADHD and COVID-19

Hi everyone! If you have been diagnosed by a mental health professional with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, consider taking 10 minutes to complete our survey. Link Below!

http://fhswedge2.mcmaster.ca/redcaps/macanx/surveys/?s=y7GMVH

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OCD and COVID-19

Hi everyone! If you have been diagnosed by a mental health professional with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, consider taking 10 – 15 minutes to complete our survey. Link below!

http://fhswedge2.mcmaster.ca/redcaps/macanx/surveys/?s=qTp3nV

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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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Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook

Are you looking for ways to manage your stress and anxiety during these turbulent times? Check out this free new workbook to learn information, tips and tricks to help you cope!

Click here to download
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Free Online CBT Courses

This Way Up is offering free online CBT courses until the end of April! Read on to find out more:

All our online CBT courses are FREE for the next 30 days. As part of
our response to the impact of COVID-19 and to support clinicians in the
community, we are waiving the $59 course registration fee for all of
our internet-delivered CBT courses until the end of April.

This means that you can easily prescribe or recommend THIS WAY
UP’s courses as part of your in-person or telehealth treatment of 
clients with anxiety and related disorders.

Once you prescribe one of our courses, you get access to all of the downloadable course materials and resources, so you can use them as you see fit to support your clients through this difficult time.

There is no need to provide your clients with a voucher code – we’ve
taken care of it on our end and all you need to do is either recommend
or prescribe a course that is appropriate for your clients’ presentation.

Alternatively, you can direct your clients to our Take-a-Test tool, which
will make suggestions on courses they might find helpful based on their
scores.

We’ve also made our popular Mindfulness-Based CBT Course for mixed
depression and anxiety available as a self-help option, as well as made our Managing Insomnia Course available as both self-help and 
supervised.

Click here to download a Clinician Information Guide to learn more
about our courses.
How do THIS WAY UP Courses work?
There are a couple of things to keep in mind when using our courses in
your clinical practice.

>> Courses are typically 6 lessons in length mimicking a course of
disorder-specific or transdiagnostic Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

>> There is a 5-day waiting period between each lesson, designed to
encourage and give patients time to practice and apply their CBT skills.

>> Clients have up to 90 days to complete all lessons before their course access expires, and up to 12 months of access for revision purposes if
they complete their course on time.

>> Clients can download and keep Lesson Summaries and Action Plans from each lesson.

>> Courses can be completed either as self-help (when you recommend a course) or under the supervision of a treating clinician – i.e., you,
when you “prescribe” a course via the Clinician Dashboard.

>> Clients complete a range of validated mental health questionnaires throughout the course to help track their progress.

>> Their scores are available for you to view if you prescribe the course via the Clinician Dashboard.

>> Clients receive automatic e-mail and SMS reminders, to help them
stay on track.

>> Clients also receive automatic “alert” e-mails if their scores on measures of distress (K10) or depression (PHQ-9) are elevated, which contain a list of crisis support numbers and encourage them to check-in with
their clinician or seek additional mental health support.

>> If you use the Clinician Dashboard to prescribe a course, you will also receive a de-identified e-mail alert if your client scores in the “severe”
range on a measure of distress and/or depression, and will be able to
view their scores within the secure dashboard to help guide your
treatment planning.

>> THIS WAY UP courses can be used as stand-alone self-help treatment or as part of in-person or telehealth therapy.

>> It is free for clinicians to register and use THIS WAY UP’s secure
Clinician Portal to prescribe evidence-based iCBT courses for a wide
range of anxiety disorders and related mental health conditions.

Explore iCBT Courses
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Data Science and the Mental Health Industry

Did you know that data science is playing an increasing role in the mental health industry? DiscoverDataScience.org explores all of the ways that Data Science can be used for social good. Their “Data Science and the Mental Health Industry” guide explores the potential for big data to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of Mental Illness. The guide includes several case studies including how Columbia University is already using big data to try to tackle these issues.

You can find the article here:

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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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