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.
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“
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.
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.
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?
Listen to CBC radio host Trevor Dineen talk about his personal struggle with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Has your low mood persisted for two weeks or more?
Have you noticed a decrease in your ability to enjoy your usual hobbies or interests?
Have you also noticed:
• Significant changes in your appetite?
• Feelings of worthlessness or guilt?
• Talk or move more slowly than usual?
• Decreased levels of energy?
We are conducting a study evaluating the potential effects of adding a new medication to your current antidepressant medication. You must be between the ages of 21-64 and in good overall physical health.
For more information, contact Palika: 905-921-7644 or email@example.com
MacAnxiety Takes Over the News! The link between internet and social media addiction and mental health risks
Click the links below to check out some of the fantastic research coming out of our centre. Read to learn about what Dr. Michael Van Ameringen and our team has to say about the link between internet and social media addiction to other mental health risks.
The MacAnxiety Research Centre’s preliminary findings evaluating the gut microbiome in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder were featured in an article highlighting findings from the recent American Psychiatric Association meeting in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month. Click the link below to learn more!