Cognitive Bias Modification for Panic Disorder

Do you experience panic attacks out of the blue?
We are conducting a research study to examine how well a new computerized treatment works in reducing panic disorder symptoms in adults. Past research has found that computer tasks designed to correct mental habits (or cognitive biases) related to anxiety are helpful for social anxiety and general anxiety. We developed a version of this type of treatment specifically for panic disorder. As part of the study, you will receive eight (8) 30-minute computer task sessions over a four-week period. There are two evaluations, for which you will be compensated for your time.

Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Principal Investigator: 
Risa B. Weisberg, PhD; Courtney Beard, PhD
Eligibility Criteria: 

Adults 18 and older who have experienced panic attacks. We will conduct a diagnostic assessment to determine whether you meet criteria for panic disorder.

Exclusion Criteria: 

Participants can be included if they are taking medications for anxiety provided that no changes are made during the study. Participants may be in counseling or psychotherapy as long as it is not Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Risa Weisberg, PhD.;; 401-444-1945
Rhode Island

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