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 Dr. Pollard gives advice to family members who live with someone who refuses treatment for OCD and anxiety disorders and explains a strategy that teaches family members to shape treatment-seeking behavior in someone with an anxiety disorder.
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.
6 CE or CME
Ticketed event (includes lunch):
The current study aims to test the effectiveness of computer-based interpretation bias modification training as a therapeutic intervention for social anxiety disorder. Individuals who experience social anxiety often have difficulty in engaging in social situations, such as speaking in front of a group and maintaining a conversation. For youth, this may take the form of avoidance, including avoiding situations such as raising hand in class, eating in front of other people, and participating in small group activities.
(a) between ages 8-12, (b) a diagnosis of social anxiety disorder, (c) an overall IQ score of 80 or greater, (d) speak English fluently as the primary language, and (e) a working internet connection with access to Skype or Facetime video conferencing software. Exclusion criteria include (a) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder or Conduct Disorder, (b) Pervasive developmental disorder or autism-spectrum disorder, (c) past or active psychosis, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia, (d) current evidence-based cognitive-behavioral treatment for social anxiety problems, (e) past cognitive behavioral treatment for social anxiety problems that lasted at least 3 sessions, (f) significant suicidal ideation and/or attempts within the past 3 months, (g) any recent (within the past 4 weeks) or planned changes in medication, and (h) a reading disorder or impairment in reading ability.