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
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.
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.