How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) May Change Stress Responses
Join a Research Study: Enrolling locally from the Washington, D.C. metro region
This study seeks to understand how people who struggle with anxiety respond to different stressful situations, and how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) may change these responses.
Research Participation Includes: Physical and neurological exams, EKG, blood and urine tests and stress-inducing tasks. Optional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is conducted over 8 outpatient group visits of 1.5 hours each.
Who Can Participate: The study is enrolling adults, aged 18-50, with generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder or a panic disorder. Eligibility includes fluency in English, in good health, free of certain medications and without recent drug or alcohol abuse (6 months).
Enrollees will participate in 2-4 outpatient procedural visits of 1.5 hours each and 8 CBT sessions. There is no cost to participate and compensation is provided. Research is conducted at the NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD.
First Steps to Join a Study: Learn study details, be pre-screened for eligibility, and consent to participate. Refer to study 03-M-0093.
- NIMH Protocol Number: 03-M-0093
- ClinicalTrials.gov Study Number: 00055224
Investigator(s): Christian Grillon, Ph.D.