Research

Research Study: R3CODE (Researching Reward and Resilience in Concussion and Depression)


The CAN-BIND Program has launched an online research study of the interaction between depression and concussion (a.k.a. mild traumatic brain injury). We aim to better understand how these two conditions (both separately and combined) affect people’s experience of reward, as well as their resilience, particularly during COVID-19.

We are looking to hear from four different groups of people aged 18-70 across Canada and the United States:

  1. Depression Group: People who have current depression, and no history of concussion/TBI
  2. Concussion Group: People who have had a concussion in the past 3-24 months, and no psychiatric history
  3. Depression & Concussion Group: People who have current depression AND who have had a concussion within the past 3-24 months
  4. Comparison Group: People with no concussion/TBI or psychiatric history

Study participation involves completing online self-report questionnaires and computerized reward/cognitive tasks in a single online session (approximately 90 minutes total), completed when and where you want. In order to participate, you must be fluent in English and have access to a desktop or laptop computer to complete the study assessments. Participation in this study is completely voluntary.

Compensation is provided to eligible participants who complete the study ($20 CAD gift card)!

Please contact the study coordinator at amanda.ceniti@unityhealth.to if you would like to be notified when recruitment opens