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
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.
Are you or do you have a child or adolescent for whom anxiety is a concern? Do you consider yourself excessively nervous? Do you have fears about social or other situations?
The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study on child and adolescent anxiety. We are testing to see what genes, behavior, and brain function can tell us about successful treatment in child and adolescent anxiety using either talk therapy or a medication, both shown to be effective treatments. Participants will be randomized to receive either medication or therapy.
You may be eligible if
The first purpose is to evaluate the efficacy of d-cycloserine (DCS) in augmenting treatment for social anxiety disorder. Individuals will receive 5 weeks of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), randomized into one of four treatment groups. Participants will receive either one pill of DSC or one placebo pill, both one hour prior to sessions 2, 3, 4, and 5 and immediately afterward. The investigators hypothesize that individuals receiving post-session DCS will show a greater decrease in social anxiety symptoms after receiving CBT.
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