• ARCH Alumnus Publishes Paper

    Isabella Romano, ARCH Lab alumnus (BSc 2017), recently published a paper with members of the COMPASS team, titled “High school bullying and mental disorder: an examination of the association with flourishing and emotional regulation”. Her paper examined the relationship between self-reported symptoms of depression and anxiety, and bullying involvement in Canadian high school students. Data […]

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  • ARCH Lab Publishes Paper

    The ARCH Lab recently published a paper titled “Psychological correlates and binge drinking behaviours among Canadian youth: a cross-sectional analysis of the mental health pilot data from the COMPASS study“. This paper investigated the associations between depression, anxiety and binge drinking among 6570 Canadian Youth in grades 9 to 12 who participated in the Mental […]

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  • ARCH Lab Alumnus Publishes Paper

    Ahmad Qadeer, ARCH Lab alumnus (MSc 2017), recently published a paper titled “An epidemiological study of substance use disorders among emerging and young adults” in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. This paper examined the prevalence of substance use disorders (SUDs) among 9228 respondents, aged 15 to 39 years, who participated in the 2012 Canadian Community […]

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  • Successful MSc Defenses for Three ARCH Lab Trainees

    Congratulations to ARCH Lab students, Irina, Braden and Claire, for successfully defending their MSc theses this spring. All three are candidates in the Public Health and Health Systems program. Each student utilized unique ARCH Lab data in their project: Irina Oltean: The Impact of Family Functioning on Child Mental Health Service Use and Access Braden […]

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  • Dr. Ferro Keynote at SickKids

    Dr. Ferro was honoured to be an invited guest speaker at SickKids Hospital in Toronto this week. During his multi-day visit, he was given the opportunity to present key ARCH Lab findings to various health professionals at several Grand Rounds, including: 1. Special Epilepsy Rounds on Depression in Mothers of Children with Epilepsy: Implications for […]

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  • ARCH Lab Contributes to 8 Papers Showcasing Results from 2014 Ontario Child Health Study

    In 1983, a team of researchers from the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University released data from a seminal research study in the field of child and youth mental health. The most notable finding in the data collected from 3,290 children in 1,869 families was the discovery that one in five children in […]

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  • ARCH Lab Student Publishes Paper

    Shannon Reaume, a PhD student with the ARCH Lab, published a paper titled “Chronicity of mental comorbidity in children with new-onset physical illness” using data from the REACH study. The key findings presented in the article were: • In children newly diagnosed with a physical illness, comorbid mental illness (i.e., multimorbidity) is common and appears […]

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  • ARCH Lab Contributes to Paper on Physical Activity and Mental Health in Children with Epilepsy

    Dr. Ferro contributed to a paper, “Can behavioral strategies increase physical activity and influence depressive symptoms and quality of life among children with epilepsy? Results of a randomized controlled trial” that examined whether increasing physical activity can improve mental health and quality of life among children with epilepsy. The longitudinal (12 months), randomized control trial […]

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  • Introducing the MY LIFE study team!

    Better late than never, we’d like to introduce the dedicated and hardworking MY LIFE study team. Working out of McMaster Innovation Park and McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton, our study team is responsible for recruiting families from clinics, conducting study visits and managing data. Photo (from left to right): Jessica Zelman, Robyn Pereira, Melissa Elgie, […]

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  • ARCH Lab Student Publishes Paper

    Ahmad Qadeer, a Master’s student (alumnus) with the ARCH Lab, published a paper entitled “A comparative study of substance use in young adolescents with and without chronic health conditions” in Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse. Using data from the Ontario Child Health Study, this paper examined the prevalence and odds of, as well […]

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