GATE: Generalized Anxiety- A Treatment Evaluation

Eligibility Criteria

You may be eligible if:

  • You are currently suffering from generalized anxiety disorder (worry a lot, anxious or nervous often, have muscle tension, difficulty sleeping, poor concentration).
  • Over 18 years of age
  • You do not currently practice mind-body techniques (e.g., yoga, meditation, Tai-Chi, etc.) or cognitive-behavior therapy.
  • You are not currently in psychotherapy for generalized anxiety.
State
Massachusetts

We are currently conducting a research study comparing three different programs designed to reduce stress and anxiety in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). This study involves having a formal psychiatric interview, filling out questionnaires, ECGs, saliva samples, a blood draw, a urine test for drugs of abuse, and study visits over 12 weeks. No medication is involved. Each study visit will take a few hours. Qualified participants with be compensated $40 for each of the 4 clinician assessments across the duration of the study, for a total of $160 for participation.

College-Aged Adults Face Less Mental Health Stigma

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.

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.

Spread the Word

Help us spread the word about the benefits of treatment for anxiety and mood disorders, OCD, and PTSD — for children and teens, women, men, and all those suffering from related illnesses.

Please tweet, post on Facebook, or add the links to your own website — whatever works to get the word out that you are not alone and help is here!

Identification of Neural Predictors of Response to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Depression and Anxiety

Eligibility Criteria

18 to 25 years old
Suffering from depression
OR
18 to 55 years old
Suffering from an anxiety disorder

 

Exclusion Criteria

Volunteers may not have metal in their body.

State
Illinois

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.
AND
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: