Are you interested in participating in our research?
MENTAL HEALTH AND CHRONIC STRESS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: A LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF RESILIENCE AND VULNERABILITY
We are looking for men and women, aged 18 to 59, to participate in a psychological study. We are assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people’s mental health, emotions, social interactions, activities and behaviors over time. We are also assessing how stressed people are feeling in this time of uncertainty, and how they are coping in response to the pandemic.
For this project, we are asking participants to answer an online questionnaire and provide a hair sample to measure a hormone associated with the experience of stress. Even if you cannot provide a hair sample (i.e. your hair is too short), we would like you to participate. We will conduct the assessment three times over the following nine months. Remuneration for the time spent participating will be $50.
If interested or you would like additional information, please send us an email at: email@example.com
OXYTOCIN AND DEPRESSION
Are you feeling depressed? Have you been diagnosed with depression? Are you experiencing some of the following symptoms: loss of interest or motivation, change in appetite or weigh change, change in sleep patterns, fatigue, difficulty concentrating or making decision, or feeling guilty or worthless?
We are conducting research on the hormone oxytocin in persons who are currently depressed. As part of this study, all participants will receive 16 weeks of free psychotherapy.
If you are interested and are 1) between 18 and 50 years of age, 2) have no visual impairment 3) have no major medical illness 4) have no history of anaphylaxis or a known life-threatening allergy (including no known allergies to synthetic oxytocin or preservatives contained in the nasal spray, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We are looking for participants who have been in an intimate relationship for at least 6 months to participate in a study involving a computerized attention retraining task.
If you are interested and are 1) between 18 and 60 years of age, 2) fluent in English or French, 3) have normal or corrected vision (including no colour blindness), 4) have no major medical illness, 5) have no diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, other psychotic disorders or current substance use problems that warrants treatment, please email us at email@example.com for more information.
FEAR OF DEPRESSION RECURRENCE
We are looking for English-speaking participants for a study investigating the potential fears that people who are no longer depressed may have about their depression returning. This study involves completing online questionnaires that assess the fears you may have about your depression returning, as well as the severity, frequency, content, and triggers of these fears. It will also ask you for basic personal information (e.g., age, gender, race/ethnicity, occupation) and questions about your current depressive symptoms, other mental health concerns, beliefs about depression, coping strategies, and quality of life.
The online survey will take approximately 1 hour to complete. All components of this study can be completed remotely.
Participants who are eligible and complete our online survey will be entered in a draw to win one of seven $100 CAD Amazon gift cards.
If you are interested and you 1) are above the age of 18, 2) have previously experienced an episode of depression and 3) have no significant symptoms of depression during the last 2 months, please click on the following link which will bring you to our pre-screening questionnaire to determine your eligibility. If eligible, you will be able to access our consent form and the online survey from this same link.