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Transforming the understanding
and treatment of mental illnesses.

Generalized and Social Anxiety Disorders

Join a Research Study: Enrolling locally from the Washington, D.C. metro region

To find out if you qualify, email NIMH or call 1-301-451-7996 [TTY: 711].

This study seeks to better understand anxiety by examining changes in emotional reaction and task performance under stress. We want to understand the way these changes are different for people suffering from anxiety or mood disorders.

Participants must be 18 to 50, with generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder or a panic disorder. Participants must be free of certain medical conditions and currently not on psychiatric medications.

You may not be eligible if you are pregnant, have current alcohol or substance abuse problems, heart disease, neurological disease, or any health problems that would interfere with the study or make it unsafe for you.

Research procedures will include: a screening visit, 1 to 2 outpatient visits, computer tasks, exposure to unpleasant stimuli. Researchers will assess changes in heart rate, muscle activity, sweat responses and respiration. Visits may last up to 4 hours each.

This study is conducted at the NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD. Compensation is provided.

Study Identifiers

  • NIMH Protocol Number: 03-M-0093
  • Study Number: 00055224

Investigator(s): Christian Grillon, Ph.D.