Researchers at the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research are studying the psychological and biological characteristics of children who have a parent with a current or past history of Panic Disorder. Panic Disorder is an anxiety condition that runs in families and has a genetic basis. People with Panic Disorder experience recurrent panic attacks and anticipatory fear of future attacks. The results of this study will be used to develop an intervention program for preventing panic disorder in children at risk.
**This study requires 2 visits**
Your child will be invited to come back for follow-up visits after 1 year and 2 years
Children will be financially compensated for their participation
Criteria for Participation:
● Your child is between 7-18 years of age
● Your child has no history of psychiatric illness and no major medical problems
For more information, contact: 613-798-2995 mailbox #4 or toll-free 1-866-739-4197 and clearly state your name and telephone number.
The University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research is located at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, a specialized mental health facility for residents of northeastern Ontario. All inquiries are confidential. This research protocol has been approved by the Research Ethics Board.