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I am a research coordinator at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Canada who is recruiting volunteers for a social anxiety study (SAD). For this study, we are looking for individuals aged 18 to 40 years old who currently experience social anxiety disorder. We will use brain imaging techniques, including PET (positron emission tomography) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans to observe and study whether an important brain network, the endocannabinoid system, contributes to SAD. This will help us learn more about the biological mechanisms of this condition and also potentially guide development of new treatment options.

The study includes:
1. Screening visit
2. MRI scan
3. PET scan
4. Memory and cognitive tests

To be eligible, volunteers must meet the following criteria:
- Be 18 - 40 years old
- Experience extreme shyness or anxiety in social settings/in front of others
- No current drug or alcohol abuse
- No unstable medical condition
- No neurological illness (seizures, epilepsy) or head trauma
- No metal implants in body
- Not pregnant/breastfeeding
- Not claustrophobic
- Not have been exposed to radiation more than 4 times (in the past year)

Volunteers will *receive compensation* for their time.

For more information about this research study, please contact:
show contact info Ext. 30308 OR
show contact info Ext. 30682 OR
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