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Do you experience SOCIAL ANXIETY? Volunteers wanted for brain imaging study

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute


Researchers at CAMH are conducting a PET (positron emission tomography) imaging study to look at the endocannabinoid system in the brain of individuals with social anxiety disorder. This study involves a screening phone call, an assessment visit, cognitive tests, and one or more scan days involving one MRI and one PET scan with blood draws.


More information may be found at: http://camhstudies.ca/cgi-bin/findCAMHstudy_study.php?d=238

Eligibility Criteria

All genders

18 to 40 years old

Social anxiety disorder (social phobia)

experience severe shyness or anxiety in social settings /in front of others

no current drug or alcohol abuse

no unstable medical condition

no neurological illness (seizures, epilepsy) or head trauma

no metal implants in body

not pregnant / breastfeeding

not claustrophobic

not have been exposed to radiation more than 4 times (in the past year)

Study Tasks

MRI
PET Scan
blood sampling
cognitive testing

Ethics

REB# 123/2017-01

Keywords

social anxiety
anxiety
social phobia
brain
brain imaging
Activity and Time

Health and Wellness

Interview, Observational Study

Weekdays

1.5 hour(s) - 4 hour(s) per session

5 session(s)

Study sessions include: Phone call (15 min); Screening visit (~4 hours); MRI scan (~2 hours); Neurocognitive testing (~1.5 hours); and PET scan (~3 hours); Total visit time (~11 hours)

Compensation

$ Cash compensation

Study Address

This study doesn't require any in-person visits. Complete it in the comfort of your own home!

Posting date: Oct 30, 2019

Earn $