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By participating in research relating to anxiety and depression you can:

  • Be involved in innovative programs
  • Help increase knowledge and understanding of anxiety, depression, and related issues
  • Help improve management and treatment options

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arrow_red.gif Social Anxiety Disorder

Peninsula Therapeutic and Research GroupPeninsula Therapeutic.jpg
Posted 03 November 2017

  • Do you get anxious in front of others?
  • Do you feel embarrassed if you have to give a speech or perform at a public function?
  • Do you avoid meeting new people, going to parties, or dating?
  • Is it difficult to eat, drink, or write while others may be watching you

If so, you may be suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder.

A clinical research study is underway to evaluate an oral investigational medication.

You may qualify if you:
  • Are between 18 and 64 years of age
  • Additional requirements apply

How to participate
For details on how to participate or for further information contact the Research Nurse, Xenia Jung on: 
PHONE: 03 9770 1579 or EMAIL: info@ptrg.com.au WEB: www.ptrg.com.au



arrow_red.gif Hair pulling disorder

Swinburne University
Posted 24 July 2017

  • Do you engage in non-cosmetic hair-pulling behaviour?swinburne_logo_vertical_red_2014_smaller.jpg
  • Are you 18 or over?

Researchers at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia, are currently looking at developing an online, cognitive-behavioural treatment program for trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder). They want you to help in the creation of this and tell them what you want to see!


They are seeking people who engage in non-cosmetic hair-pulling behaviours and are aged 18+ to complete a 40-minute online survey. Participants will be asked about their hair pulling experiences, other psychological symptoms (like anxiety and depression) and of course, what they want to see from an online treatment. 


How to participate

For more information or to take part, please click here or contact student investigator Tanya Arabatzoudis at tarabatzoudis@swin.edu.au or Principal investigator, Dr Maja Nedeljkovic mnedeljkovic@swin.edu.au



arrow_red.gif Impact of mindfulness on buying behaviour

Australian Catholic University
Posted 8 July 2017

  • Go shopping to make yourself feel better?
  • Buy things and never use them?
  • Find it difficult to get through a day without spending?

 

Researchers at the Australian Catholic University are seeking participants for a study investigating the impact of mindfulness on buying behaviour.ACU logo.png

 

What does this research involve?

  • Downloading a free mindfulness smartphone application
  • Completing daily mindfulness exercises (7-10 minutes) over 6 weeks
  • Providing estimates of your spending behaviour
  • Filling out some online questionnaires  

Who can participate?

Anyone over the age of 18 years, who owns a smartphone (iPhone 4S or later version, or Android with GooglePlay), and has no history of bipolar disorder, substance use disorder or brain injury.

 

Additional Information

Following study completion, you will enter the draw to win one of two $150 Endota Spa Vouchers.


How to participate

If you wish to participate, or would like more information, please contact the research team: Sophie Lynn-Evans; mindfulstudyacu@gmail.com



arrow_red.gif Cognitive mediators of bowel discomfort: An exploratory study  

Swinburne University
Posted 30 June 2017

Do psychological concerns drive your bowel discomfort? - help us develop a scale to better measure these processes.


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Psychological distress and gastrointestinal symptoms commonly occur together and are frequently reported in community samples. Your responses will help us better understand how thinking patterns impact upon gastrointestinal discomfort. Further your participation will also help us to develop a new scale that can help better identify and target psychological processes associated with gastrointestinal discomfort.  The study involves completing an online questionnaire which should take approximately 60 minutes to complete.


Go into the draw to win 1 of 4 $100AUS Amazon.com vouchers
At the end of the study you are welcome to add your email address (stored independently from the questionnaire data) in order to go into a draw to win 1 of 4 $100AUS Amazon.com vouchers. Winners will be drawn on the 31st of October 2017.

Who can participate?
Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible to participate in the study.

How to participate
To participate, please click on the link below:

For more information, please contact the research team: 

Principle Investigator: Dr Simon Knowles, (03) 9214 8206, email: sknowles@swin.edu.au

Other investigators involved: Dr Pragalathan Apputhurai (Lecturer in Statistics), Dr Rebecca Burgell (Consultant Gastroenterologist, The Alfred Hospital), Ms Sarina Cook (Research Assistant) & Professor Laurie Keefer (Health Psychologist, Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD Clinical Center, New York).  


arrow_red.gif Exploration of bowel and bladder concerns

Swinburne University
Posted 1 May 2017


Do you experience anxiety with bowel and/or bladder continence?

swinburne_logo_vertical_red_2014_smaller.jpgBladder and bowel obsession refers to a condition where the affected individual experiences an overwhelming fear of losing control of their bladder or bowel in public. In this study, we wish to develop a severity scale to assess this condition. During this online study, you will be asked questions about common (yet uncomfortable) experiences that individuals may have in public toilets and in social situations. This study will take no longer than 40-60 minutes to complete.


Who can participate?
Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible to participate in the study.


How to participate
To participate, please click on the link below.

http://www.toiletanxiety.org/participate.html


For more information, please contact the research team:

Principle Investigator: Dr Simon Knowles, (03) 9214 8206, email: sknowles@swin.edu.au

Student Investigator: Mr Kenley Kuoch, email: kkuoch@swin.edu.au




arrow_red.gif Seeing oneself across time and the associations to anxiety and depression

Swinburne University
Posted 24 April 2017swinburne_logo_vertical_red_2014_smaller.jpg


We are conducting a research project to investigate how the way one sees themselves across time (past, present and future) is associated with an individual’s feelings. In particular, we are interested in whether the way people think about themselves across time will differ among individuals with/without an anxiety or depressive disorder. 

What the study involves: 
Participants will complete four parts to this study, which can be divided into two parts: Part one: a brief interview to screen you for the presence of depression and anxiety symptoms; and a survey which will ask you to provide basic demographic information and answer questions regarding mood, life satisfaction, time perspective and self-view. Part two: experience sampling where you will answer five questions once a day for four weeks on your phone; and a follow-up survey. 

Participation in the interview should take approximately 30 minutes, while each survey should take approximately 45 minutes. Experience sampling should take 2 minutes each day (with a total of 1 hour for the four weeks). Participation is voluntary and you can withdraw at any time. Your participation will also be reimbursed. 

Who can participate?
You are eligible to participate in the study if you: - Are aged over 18 - Have a current anxiety or depressive condition - Can be participate in the activities listed above

How to participate: 
If you are interested in participating or would like further information, please contact the research team: smathews@swin.edu.au


arrow_red.gif Exploring the Role of Attitudes and Cognition in Toilet Anxiety

Swinburne University
Posted 12 July 2016

Do you experience anxiety with using public toilets?swinburne_logo_vertical_red_2014_smaller.jpg

Toilet anxiety involves an inability to use or an avoidance of public toilets when other people are around despite needing the toilet and comfortably using one at home. In this study, we wish to investigate how cognitive processes and coping styles relate to toilet anxiety.

During this online study you will be asked questions about common (yet uncomfortable) experiences that individuals may have in public toilets and in social situations. This study will take no longer than 40-60 minutes to complete.

Who can participate?
Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible to participate in the study.

How to participate
To participate, please click here

For more information, please contact the research team:

Principle Investigator: Dr Simon Knowles, (03) 9214 8206, email: sknowles@swin.edu.au

Student Investigator: Mr Kenley Kuoch, email: kkuoch@swin.edu.au

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