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Current Clinical Studies and Research Projects

The department has a wide range of research and clinical studies resources. Our research units have well-developed infrastructure to support our studies and well-trained staff that have many years of both clinical and research expertise. We strive to further the promotion and development of research activities and research excellence within the department. 

We provide opportunities for research training and support to enable the development of research interests among faculty and residents. 

Department of Psychaitry Research Projects 

Project

Principal Investigator

Delivering Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with the Use of Internet-based Mental State Monitoring.

Dr. N. Alavi

Comparing Efficacy of Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Online Coaching for Treatment Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Dr. N. Alavi

Refining Entrustable Professional Activities in Geriatric Psychiatry Subspecialty Training.

Dr. M. Andrew

Operationalizing Competence Committees: Lessons learned from early implementers of CBME in the Canadian Context. 

Dr. M. Andrew

Operationalizing subspecialty training in the Competence by Design model: A case study of lived experiences.

Dr. M. Andrew &

Dr. M. Hussain

Traumatic Brain Injury and Sleep, Stroke Rehabilitation using Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT).

Dr. E. Chu

Literature Review of Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) in Stroke Rehabilitation.

Dr. E. Chu

Grading Risk of Inpatient Threat (GRIT): An Inpatient Imminent Risk Assessment & Communication System

Dr. R. Douglas

Prospective Study of the Booth Evaluation of Absconding Tool (BEAT) in Forensic Inpatient Populations: 

A cross-site collaboration (The Royal Integrated Forensic Program and PCH Forensic Mental Health Services)

Dr. R. Douglas

Investigating the Clinical Effect and Safety of the Ketogenic Diet in Midlife Women with Depression.

Dr. F. Gomes

The use of Anodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to modulate risky decision-making: A double blind Randomized Controlled Trial.

Dr. N. Khalifa

The use of Anodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to reduce impulsivity and aggression in people with Intellectual Disabilities: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Dr. N. Khalifa

Neuromodulation and Ecologically-Valid Outcome Measures in Substance Use Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Dr. N. Khalifa

Patient Characteristics, Outcome Measurement and Predictors of Treatment Completion in a Community Justice and Mental health (at -risk) Program in Kingston, Ontario.

Dr. N. Khalifa

Demographic and Clinical Profile of Patients Receiving ECT.

Dr. D. Kolar

The Validation of Nepean Dysphoria Scale.

Dr. D. Kolar

Identifying Biomarkers for Treatment Response in Depression.

Dr. R. Milev

fMRI in Depression.

Dr. R. Milev

ECT Compared with i.v. Ketamine for Depression.

Dr. R. Milev

Probiotics for Treatment of Depression.

Dr. R. Milev

Microbial Ecosystem Therapeutic for Treatment of Depression (formerly known as fecal microbiota transplant)

Dr. R. Milev

Online CBT and Ketamine for PTSD.

Dr. R. Milev

Stigma in Mental Illness and Specific Treatments.

Dr. R. Milev

Staging of Schizophrenia using PANSS.

Dr. R. Milev

Treatments for Chronic Pain.

Dr. R. Milev

Psychotropic Medications in Anorexia Nervosa: Systematic Review.

Dr. N. Wijeratne

Dyslipidemia in Eating Disorders.

Dr. N. Wijeratne

Duration of untreated symptoms in Eating Disorders. Systematic Review.

Dr. N. Wijeratne

Adult ARFID: Scoping Review.

Dr. N. Wijeratne

Characteristics of Eating Disorders in Older Adults.

Dr. N. Wijeratne

Queen’s University’s Online Psychotherapy Lab (QUOPL)

Queen’s University’s Online Psychotherapy Lab (QUOPL), Led by Dr. Nazanin Alavi psychiatrist and assistant professor at department of psychiatry at Queen’s university is located at KHSC, Hotel Dieu Hospital site, Adult Mental Health Program.

QUOPL aims to improve the lives of all those affected by mental health disorders through the advancement in mental health research. QUOPL designs different online psychotherapy modules for various mental illnesses.

Our lab designs and conducts a variety of research projects through an online platform (OPTT) on the assessment, treatment, and effectiveness of different psychotherapy modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Relapse Prevention, and in the treatment of Depression and Anxiety disorders, Borderline Personality disorder, Substance use disorder and Insomnia to address the barriers in receiving psychotherapy.

Check out the QUOPL website for more information here

 

 

  1. Delivering online cognitive behavioural therapy (e-CBT) to address mental health challenges and PTSD in correctional workers
  2. Online delivery of psychotherapy, tailored to patients' suffering from mental health problems in the context of COVID-19
  3. Feasibility and Effectiveness of Delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy through Online Psychotherapy Tool (OPTT)  for Depression.
  4. Determining the efficacy of online cognitive behavioural therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder compared to pharmaceutical interventions
  5. Delivering Electronic Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to Patients with Bipolar Disorder and Residual Depressive Symptoms
  6. Investigating the Effects of Electronically Delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy on Brain Structure in Individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder using Functional MRI
  7. Developing and Implementing an Online Psychotherapy Program to Address Mental Health Challenges in Oncology and Palliative Care
  8. Internet-based mental state monitoring using patient's textual data

 

 

 

Lead: Dr. Nazanin Alavi, MD, FRCPC 

Psychiatrist: Dr. Megan Yang, MD, FRCPC 

More information can be found on the QUOPL website here