Clinical studies

  • Description of the study:


    Study on Sleep and circadian rhythms in men and women

    Postmenopausal women 45 years or older wanted for study on sleep-wake cycle. Participants will receive financial compensation for their participation in this study. They will first visit the lab at various times throughout the screening procedure (duration of these visits vary among participants), including 1 night in laboratory for sleep evaluation. They will have 2 periods of 2 weeks at home each to complete questionnaires and 2 lab visit (about 72h visits spanning 4 days). 

    Risks and discomforts: blood samples, frequent visits, and overnight stays in our research Centre. For research purposes, participants will be asked to take melatonin, approved by Health Canada to treat sleep-wake disorders, and placebo, a substance that looks like melatonin but doesn’t have any active ingredient.

  • Description of the study:

    Sleep is essential for a child’s ability to pay attention and regulate behaviour during the day. The goal of the study is to determine whether children can improve their attention and behaviour by sleeping more, and whether an insufficient amount of sleep is a factor that affects their difficulties during the day.


  • Description of the study:

    We are currently conducting a research project on the evolution of depressive symptoms in order to study factors associated with depression.

    The ultimate goal of this study is to develop better methods to treat adolescents and young adults with depression and prevent suicide.

  • Description of the study:

    We are currently looking at the effects of alcohol intake on safe driving.

  • Description of the study:

    Our team of researchers specializing in the field of ADHD includes child psychiatrists, psychologists and a psychiatric geneticist, and explores the causes of ADHD in children, in order to develop better treatments.

  • Description of the study:

    Our goal is to understand how we can slow or reverse the emergence of AD symptoms. Your participation will let us study how to prevent declines in brain health. Without the participation of research volunteers, such studies are impossible.

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