Andrew Reynolds, BHSc, MHSc (Candidate)

Program of Study: Master's of Health Sciences - Community Health

Institution: University of Ontario Institute of Technology 

Project Title: Is Non-Medical Use of Prescription Sedatives and Sleeping Pills Associated with Symptoms of Depression, Anxiety and Stress in Undergraduate University Students?


Project Background:  Mental health issues are a growing concern in our university student population, and the misuse of prescription medications is becoming a common issue for Canadians. However, little information exists on the link between prescription sedative misuse and mental health in our university students.

Project Objectives: To determine the prevalence of sedative misuse and the prevalence of symptoms of mental health issues in undergraduate students at UOIT. We are also aiming to examine the association between sedative misuse and mental health in students.


Funding Source: Ontario Trillium Foundation



  • Pierre Côté PhD

  • Kathy Smith MHSc

  • Nayatara Hattangadi BHSc, MHSc (Candidate)

  • Nancy Fynn-Sackey BSc, MHSc (Candidate)

  • Michael Short, BHSc, MHSc (Candidate)


  • Ontario Shores 7th annual Mental Health Conference (2018)


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