MacAnxiety Takes Over the News! The link between internet and social media addiction and mental health risks

Internet, social media addiction linked to mental health risks: study

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.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160918180002.htm

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/internet-addiction-could-signal-other-mental-health-problems/

http://globalnews.ca/news/2948555/internet-social-media-addiction-linked-to-mental-health-risks-study/

http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/news/20160918/internet-addiction-may-be-red-flag-for-other-mental-health-issues-study

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/868993

http://health.usnews.com/health-care/articles/2016-09-18/internet-addiction-may-be-red-flag-for-other-mental-health-issues-study 

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-09-internet-addiction-mental-health-problems.html

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/are-you-addicted-to-the-internet-it-might-cause-depression-anxiety/articleshow/54409607.cms

http://www.thevisitor.co.uk/news/offbeat/negative-effects-of-social-media-greater-than-previously-thought-1-8135556

(French): http://rue89.nouvelobs.com/2016/09/20/laddiction-a-internet-est-souvent-liee-a-dautres-dependances-265194

(German): https://www.welt.de/kmpkt/article158253628/Wie-gross-das-Problem-mit-der-Internetsucht-wirklich-ist.html

 

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MacAnxiety in the news – microbiome and OCD

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!

http://news.doximity.com/entries/3710758?user_id=2606543

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Free Webinar (June 8, 2016): Asking Your Pharmacist About Medications for Anxiety and Depression

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

7:00pm EST (pm CT, 5pm MT, 4pm PT)

To register, click HERE

This panel of presenters will discuss how your pharmacist can help with your medications, when you should consult one, and what to ask.

Pharmacists webinar
From left: Melanie VanDyke, PhD; Clark Kebodeaux, PharmD; Hedva Barenholtz Levy, PharmD

Melanie VanDyke, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology, St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Licensed Psychologist at the Center for OCD and Anxiety Related Disorders, Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute

Clark Kebodeaux, PharmD
Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Hedva Barenholtz Levy, PharmD
Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
Certified Geriatric Pharmacist
Director of HbL PharmaConsulting

  • Webinar format: A live 45-minute presentation, followed by a brief Q&A session.
  • Free: no fees
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Natural Health Supplement for Anxiety

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We are currently conducting a study investigating the effectiveness of a probiotic for symptoms of anxiety.

If you would like more information, please contact Jasmine at TURNAJ@MCMASTER.CA or at 905-921-7644.

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Research Study: Are you Depressed?

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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 (May 18, 2016): What to Do If Your Child Won’t Talk: How Kids Can Overcome Selective Mutism

Watch the recorded webinar HERE

What to Do If Your Child Won’t Talk: How Kids Can Overcome Selective Mutism

Sandra Mendlowitz, PhD, CPsychWednesday, May 18, 2016
7:00 pm ET (6:00 pm CT / 5:00 pm MT / 4:00 pm PT)

Sandra Mendlowitz, PhD, CPsych, addresses what to do if your child won’t talk, and she gives advice on how kids can overcome selective mutism.

Dr. Mendlowitz is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and an assistant professor in the Department of Child Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and a founding partner of the Clinical Psychology Centre.

Register HERE

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