Welcome to the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Lab!
Welcome to the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress (DAS) Lab at UBC! We are working to better understand the onset, presentation, and course of depression and anxiety disorders in adolescents and adults. We are particularly interested in why some individuals experience depression and anxiety in response to stress and why others do not. We have a number of projects underway designed to answer these questions by investigating cognitive, emotional, and biological responses to stress and negative affect.
The success of our research is thanks to the individuals who participate in our studies and the efforts of our research team. Learn more about contributing to the work we are doing as a participant or lab member.
We are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) peoples.
We are committed to fostering a supportive, empowering, and safe environment for all members and participants that is free from all forms of harassment, oppression, discrimination, exploitation, and intimidation. We believe diverse voices, world-views, and experiences are critical to increasing excellence in academia and to enriching our research and lives.
Our lab is currently conducting online research and recruiting for several online studies that are described in more detail on our Research tab. We are pausing all in-lab activities in order to prioritize the health and well-being of our participants and lab members during this difficult time. We will notify you when in-lab activities return. In the meantime, we would like to provide resources regarding the COVID-19 pandemic to individuals and families who are interested. Below are a few different resources we recommend: