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
College-aged adults (age 18–25) have more accepting views of mental health care than other adults, but they still see challenges when it comes to accessing care, according to results of a nationwide poll. The survey was conducted online among more than 2,000 adults, including 198 age 18–25, by Harris Poll on behalf of Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) and two partnering organizations.
This study aims to evaluate whether d-cycloserine (DCS) can enhance the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in improving treatment outcomes for social anxiety disorder, including whether the timing of the dosage is important for memory consolidation. Each patient’s participation will help investigators determine whether administering a dose of DCS before a therapy session will help the patient retain the new behaviors learned in session and therefore, reduce symptoms associated with social anxiety disorder.
Male and female outpatients 18 or older:
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The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an investigational oral medication in individuals with social anxiety disorder.
This study involves having a formal psychiatric interview and completing a series of questionnaires about general mood, degree of nervousness, and behavior.
To qualify for this study, participants must be evaluated via an initial telephone screening interview.
People with severe unstable medical illness or a history of psychiatric illness other than depression or anxiety are excluded.
How to Help Your Child Feel Less Anxious, More Capable, and Stronger (November 5, 2014)
Dr. Lynne Siqueland discussed how to help your child cope with anxiety and get through typical difficult times (school mornings, stomachaches, homework, and bedtime) and how parents can take care of themselves so they can take care of their children. Watch the recorded webinar.
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.