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Complicated Grief treatment Study
Social Anxiety Program
The Center is investigating the efficacy of treatments for Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Complicated Grief, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder, while seeking to learn more about the underlying causes and course of Anxiety Disorders.
Augmentation of Exposure Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder Using Post-exposure NapsStudy Contact: Peter Rosencrans, (617) 643-3070, firstname.lastname@example.org
Study Description: This study examines whether a nap following a social exposure exercise in persons who are undergoing therapy for social anxiety will help to strengthen what they have learned from this exercise. This study involves a psychiatric and sleep disorders evaluation, questionnaires, a urine test for illegal substances, and sleep and activity monitoring. Participants will receive five weeks of exposure therapy for social anxiety.
You may be eligible if:
Compensation for participation includes treatment at no cost plus up to $360 for experimental sessions.
The Utility of Threat Detection in Generalized Social Anxiety DisorderStudy Sponsor: NIHStudy Contact: Emily O'Day, (617) 726-1570, email@example.com
Study Description: We are looking for adult participants suffering from generalized social anxiety disorder for a research study at Massachusetts General Hospital. The purpose of this study is to determine whether several perceptual characteristics may be associated with anxiety. In particular, we are interested in learning about how individuals perceive threat.
You may be eligible if:
People with severe unstable medical illness or a lifetime history of schizophrenia, psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder, or mental disorder due to a medical condition or substance, or dementia are excluded.
People with alcohol or substance abuse or dependence within the past six months are excluded.
This study involves having a formal psychiatric interview, completing twelve computer tasks, and filling out a packet of questionnaires over the course of two study visits. Each study visit will take about four hours, and participants will be paid up to $150 after completing both visits.
We are not currently conducting any studies for Complicated Grief. Please check back soon for updates.
Attention Bias Modification of CBT Treatment of Panic DisorderStudy Contact: Peter Rosencrans, (617) 643-3070, firstname.lastname@example.org
Study Description:The purpose of this study is to examine the efficacy of augmenting CBT with Cognitive Bias Modification -- a new and promising means of reducing cognitive biases thought to underlie the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders – in the treatment of Panic Disorder. All participants will receive 7 sessions of CBT. During their CBT visits, half of the participants will receive Cognitive Bias Modification; the other half will complete a placebo task.
Key Eligibility criteria:
GATE: Generalized Anxiety – A Treatment EvaluationStudy Contact: Madelyn Frumkin, (617) 726-3508, email@example.com
Study Description: 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 will be compensated $40 for each of the 4 clinician assessments across the duration of the study, for a total of $160 for participation.
The Utility of Threat Detection in Generalized Anxiety DisorderStudy Sponsor: NIHStudy Contact: Emily O'Day, (617) 726-1570, firstname.lastname@example.org
Study Description: We are looking for adult participants suffering from generalized anxiety disorder for a research study at Massachusetts General Hospital. The purpose of this study is to determine whether several perceptual characteristics may be associated with anxiety. In particular, we are interested in learning about how individuals perceive threat.
Randomized Controlled Trial of Sertraline, Prolonged Exposure Therapy and their Combination in OEF/OIF/OND with PTSDStudy Sponsor: Department of DefenseStudy Contact: Andrew Rogers, (617) 726-1579, email@example.comEnrollment Start Date: October 8th, 2011
Description: The purpose of this research study is to compare the effectiveness of the antidepressant medication sertraline and a type of talk therapy called prolonged exposure therapy for the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder for OEF/OIF/OND veterans and active duty service members. After medical and psychiatric evaluations are completed, eligible participants are randomly assigned (that is, by chance) to one of 3 study treatments:
Key Eligibility Criteria:
Participants will be paid, upon study completion, $50 for each of the six assessments they complete, for a maximum total of $300.
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