Would you like to participate in our research?

The Centre facilitate cutting edge research into the understanding, treatment and prevention of anxiety, depression and other emotional disorders which include some of the most common and greatest impact disorders of our society.  

Here is a snap shot of some of the research projects the Centre for Emotional Health is currently working on.  If you are interested in participating in any of these projects, please make contact:

What makes you decide to throw something out?

We are exploring the factors that influence discarding rates to better understand how to treat Hoarding Disorder.  If you have problems throwing things out and are over 18 years of age we invite you to complete our short (9 items) survey to see if you are eligible. Complete the 60 minute study at Macquarie University and you will be compensated with $20.

Participants required: 18 years and older

Complete the survey

Contact: melissa.norberg@mq.edu.au

Researcher:  M Norberg, G. Chikhani& D. Henderson

Recruitment End Date: 30 June 2016

Cannabis Cravings

The Centre for Emotional Health is undertaking a world leading research study into cannabis cravings. If you’re a regular cannabis user, willing to abstain for 1 week and able to meet for 1-2 hours every day over the 1 week period we will compensate you $280 for your time.

Participants required: 18 years plus, regular cannabis user 

Contact: melissa.norberg@mq.edu.au  or 9850 8127  

Researchers:  Melissa Norberg

Recruitment End Date: 15 November 2015

What is the best way to measure anxiety in adults, 60 years and over?

We’re trying to find out which questions are best to assess anxiety in people over 60.  If you’re over 60 and have experienced symptoms of anxiety such as feeling nervous or on edge, you can help us by filling out some brief questionnaires online, or we can post them to you to complete at home.

Participants required:  60 years or older

Complete: the questionnaires

Contact:  miri.forbes@mq.edu.au or 9850 8033

Organisation: Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University

Researchers: Miri Forbes, Dr Viviana Wuthrich

Recruitment End date: 31 July 2015

Thinking Styles in Children (7-12 years)

Dr Quincy Wong is looking for parents and children to participate in a project on thinking styles in children and their relationship with the development of anxiety and depression. Parents and children will fill out questionnaires at Macquarie University, which should take about 10 minutes for parents and 50 minutes for children to complete. Appointments can be made at your convenience. Participating families who attend questionnaire sessions will receive $30 as reimbursement for their time and effort.

Participants required:  7-12 year old children plus parent, ability to travel to Macquarie University for survey participation

Contact: natasha.reyes@mq.edu.au

Organisation: Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University

Researchers: Dr Quincy Wong (MQU), Ms Natasha Reyes (MQU)

Recruitment End date: 31 October 2015

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