Cognitive Inflexibility

If you are 18 years or older and have anxiety or ADHD, you may be interested in a new research study examining how different mental health conditions may impact the way your brain processes new information.

What is the purpose of the study? What is cognitive inflexibility?

The purpose of this study is to investigate a construct called cognitive inflexibility. People who experience cognitive inflexibility find it harder to adapt to changes in their environment. Cognitive inflexibility affects how quickly one can change one’s thoughts and behaviours. This can affect day-to-day tasks as well as how one responds to psychotherapy. Through this investigation, we aim to better understand the extent of this construct in people suffering with different mental health problems.

What does the study entail? What do I have to do?

In this study, you will participate in a one-on-one interview. During the interview, you will be asked general questions about yourself including your overall mental health and any symptoms you are experiencing. You will also be invited to fill out a survey and complete some activities on a computer that measure your responses to some shapes, numbers and letters.

What are the benefits of participation? Why participate?

Your participation will help contribute to research and may provide valuable knowledge on cognitive inflexibility in different mental health conditions. Additionally, you will be able to learn more about how your mental health may impact the way your brain processes new information through a series of activities.

I am interested, how do I participate? Where can I get more information?

For more information about the study ask a member of our centre staff or give us a call at 905-921-7644