Investigating Medication for Social Anxiety Disorder

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for this study, participants must be evaluated via an initial telephone screening interview.

Eligibility requirements:

  • You are currently suffering from social anxiety disorder or generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).
  • You are between 18 and 64 years of age.
  • You are not currently taking psychiatric medications.
  • You are not able to bear children.
Exclusion Criteria

People with severe unstable medical illness or a history of psychiatric illness other than depression or anxiety are excluded.


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.

Vortioxetine for Adults With Social Anxiety and Depression

Eligibility Criteria

To participate, you must be between age 18 and 70.

New York

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.


Helping the Families of Treatment-Refusers

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.

Social Anxiety Disorder: Dosing Timing of D-cycloserine to Augment CBT

Eligibility Criteria
  • At least 18 years old
  • Have extreme fear and/or anxiety in social situations
  • Interested in receiving treatment for your social anxiety

This is a partial list of eligibility requirements. To inquire about your eligibility, please call 312-563-6687.


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.

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