I have suffered from social anxiety disorder since I was about 10 years old, or about 34 years. I was a very intelligent child, but when teachers noticed a difference in me, I started trying to be invisible. Social situations, including school, were torture. I bulldozed my way through life, including dabbling in alcohol and substance abuse for relief of my anxiety and depression. I find it very interesting that the disorder is marked by a morbid fear of authority figures. And here I thought I was just being a rebel!Read
We are conducting a clinical trial of vortioxetine for adults with symptoms of social anxiety and depression. This is a double-blind study of vortioxetine versus placebo. The study lasts for 14 weeks and involves 10 visits to our private center in Manhattan.
Study visits, assessments, and study medication are all provided free of charge for eligible participants.
To participate, you must be between age 18 and 70.
Alec Pollard, PhD
Founder and Director, Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute Anxiety Disorders Center
Professor, Community and Family Medicine at Saint Louis University
Dr. Pollard gives advice to family members who live with someone who refuses treatment for OCD and anxiety disorders.
We are seeking research volunteers at Rush University Medical Center who suffer from anxiety or fear in social situations.
The purpose of this study is to determine if a medication improves the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for the treatment of social anxiety disorder.
This is a partial list of eligibility requirements. To inquire about your eligibility, please call 312-563-6687.
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Bradley C. Riemann, PhD (Clinical Director, OCD Center & CBT Services at Rogers Memorial Hospital) and Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD (Program Director, Houston OCD Program) answered our questions.
Our research team is conducting a study to learn more about how a computer-based training program affects emotions, behaviors, and brain systems that are important for social relationships.
We are seeking volunteers who experience difficulties with anxiety in social situations. The results of this study may help develop procedures to improve social relationship functioning in individuals with elevated social anxiety symptoms.
This study is testing to see what behavior and brain function can tell us about treatment success in depression using cognitive-behavioral therapy, a standard psychotherapy treatment for depressive disorders.
The study purpose is to evaluate what brain function can tell us about treatment success in anxiety disorders.
Time commitment is about 33 hours over 22 visits.
Volunteers will participate in the following:
18 to 25 years old
Suffering from depression
18 to 55 years old
Suffering from an anxiety disorder
Volunteers may not have metal in their body.