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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Free Webinar: How to Worry Less

In case you missed it, watch the recorded webinar HERE

How to Worry Less
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
7:00 pm ET (6:00 pm CT / 5:00 pm MT / 4:00 pm PT)

A clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders, Dr. David Carbonell is the founder and director of the Anxiety Treatment Center, Ltd., and the “coach” at www.anxietycoach.com, a self-help website for people troubled by fears and phobias.

David Carbonell, PhD

David Carbonell, PhD
Anxiety Treatment Center, Ltd.
anxietycoach.com

Author of The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You Into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It

 

  • Webinar format: A live 45-minute presentation, followed by a brief Q&A session.
  • Free: no fees
  • REGISTER HERE
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*NEW* Natural Health Supplement Anxiety Research Study

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Free Webinar: Your Anxious Brain on Drugs

Your Anxious Brain on Drugs
Tuesday, January 12, 2015
7:00 pm ET (6:00 pm CT / 5:00 pm MT / 4:00 pm PT)

A clinical psychologist, Dr. Pittman will describe the dangers of long-term use of benzodiazepines, and better alternatives you and your doctor might want to consider.

Catherine Pittman, PhDCatherine Pittman, PhD
Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology
Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana

Co-author, Rewire Your Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic and Worry

  • Webinar format: A live 45-minute presentation, followed by a brief Q&A session.
    • Free: no fees
    • Register HERE

 

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Free Webinar: Coping with Panic Attacks

Jenny Yip, PsyDWatch the recorded webinar HERE

Coping With Panic Attacks
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
7:00 pm ET (6:00 pm CT / 5:00 pm MT / 4:00 pm PT)

You may feel you’re losing control, “going crazy,” or dying, but you’re really not. Psychologist Jenny Yip will explain what happens to you during a panic attack and offer tips to help you cope.

Jenny Yip, PsyD
Executive Director, Renewed Freedom Center for Rapid Anxiety Relief
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, USC – Keck School of Medicine, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program

  • Webinar format: A live 45-minute presentation, followed by a brief Q&A session.
  • Free: no fees
  • Click HERE to register

 

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*NEW* Research Study using Natural Health Supplement


OCD_probiotic_Jasmine_TabsDo you:

  • Get frustrated with thoughts that just won’t go away?
  • Worry a lot about germs or getting sick?
  • Repeat things over and over again?
  • Feel the need the check things like locks, doors and appliances?
  • Wash your hands constantly?

Then you may be eligible for one of our research studies, please click the image on the left for more information.

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New Depression Research Study

Depressed_3 (1)Depression. It’s not just the blues or feeling low. It’s a medical condition that affects happiness and enjoyment in life, and strains relationships with friends and family.

We are currently recruiting participants (ages 21 to 64) for a new research study evaluating the safety and efficacy of an investigational medication.  The study will last no more than 26 weeks. If you qualify, you will receive the study medication and all study-related care at no cost.

Click the poster to learn more or contact Katrina at katrina@macanxiety.com

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Free Webinar: When Kids Resist Treatment (or Helping Kids When They Don’t Want Your Help)

When Kids Resist Treatment (or Helping Kids When They Don’t Want Your Help)
August 10, 2015
7:00 pm ET (6:00 pm CT / 5:00 pm MT / 4:00 pm PT)

Eli Lebowitz, PhDEli R. Lebowitz, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
Assistant Professor, Child Study Center
Yale School of Medicine

Dr. Lebowitz will address how to help kids with anxiety disorders when they don’t want your help.

His research and clinical work focus on childhood anxiety disorders, with particular emphasis on family systems and the ways in which a child’s anxiety impacts family dynamics and relationships. He is an author (with Haim Omer) of Treating Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety: A Guide for Caregivers (Wiley, 2013)

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

To register, click HERE.

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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_Jasmine_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

Watch the recorded webinar here.

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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