Current Research

We are currently recruiting participants for a variety of studies. Please click the links below to find out more about each individual study and how to participate:

Healthy Adults for Gut Microbiome Study

We are recruiting healthy adults for a research study evaluating the gut microbiome.

Sirukumab in Treatment-Resistant Adult Major Depressive Disorder

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.

Probiotic treatment in OCD:

Do you have symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?  We are currently conducting a research study to evaluate the effects of a natural health product (a probiotic) on symptoms of OCD.

Gut Microbiome in OCD

Do you have symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? We are currently recruiting participants not on current treatment for a study looking at the gut bacteria in OCD. Medical treatment for symptoms is available. Recruiting healthy participants as well, click here.

Child Therapy Study

Are you a parent who suffers from anxiety? We are currently recruiting participants for a study using therapy for children who are believed to be at an increased risk for anxiety disorders.

Topiramate Augmentation in Social Phobia

Would you describe yourself as overly shy? Are you also currently being treated with antidepressant medication?  We are recruiting participants for a study examining whether the addition of a medication called topiramate will help treat SOCIAL PHOBIA.

Pregabalin augmentation in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Are you currently being treated with medication for obsessive compulsive disorder, but seeing little benefit? We are recruiting patients for a study examining whether the addition of a medication called pregabalin will help relieve persistent OCD symptoms.

Topiramate augmentation in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Are you currently being treated with medication for obsessive compulsive disorder, but seeing little benefit? We are recruiting patients for a study examining whether the addition of a medication called topiramate will help relieve persistent OCD symptoms.

Internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT):

Are you depressed or anxious? You may be interested in participating in a research study using Internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT).

Director, Dr. Michael Van Ameringen discusses some of our current research:

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