Women with interpersonal trauma frequently suffer from other conditions such as ADHD, which may be overlooked due to exposure of life events. Assessing symptoms of inattention can be very time consuming, but untreated symptoms may negatively affect treatment for trauma. For this project, we are evaluating the use of an Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMAs). The use of EMAs, such as an app, help report current behaviours in real-time, offering a way to overcome barriers in assessment of ADHD.

This pilot project is called MINDSET, which stands for Mood, Inattention and Dysregulation Symptoms in Survivors of Trauma. It is being conducted by Dr. Blanca Bolea who is a psychiatrist and researcher at Women’s College Hospital. This project tests the feasibility and acceptability of an app called Mood mAPPer to detect symptoms of ADHD to help overcome barriers to diagnosing and treatment of ADHD among this population.

You may be eligible to participate in the clinical trial if you:

  • Are 18 years or older.
  • Identify as female
  • Have history of interpersonal trauma.
  • Currently undergoing treatment in the outpatient Trauma Therapy Program (TTP) or the SCOPE Mental Health Service or the General Psychiatry Program at Women’s College Hospital (WCH)
  • Are able to complete relevant study procedures online.

This study is funded by the Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) Alternative Funding Plan (AFP) Innovation Fund. If you are interested in participating and wish to be contacted about the study, please enter your contact info HERE.