Do you suffer from social anxiety disorder? 

If so, you may be eligible to participate in this research study offering a brief, novel, and cost-free computer-based research treatment for people who are suffering from social anxiety disorder.

The goal of this study is to establish effective treatments for social anxiety disorder, based on what is known about its causes and about treatments known to help related conditions. Eligible individuals will complete questionnaires and psychiatric interviews and participate in MRI scans and a brief, novel computer-based treatment. All information will be kept completely confidential.

Procedures:

l) Screening by phone (time estimate: 25 minutes)
2) If eligible, an in-person psychiatric evaluation, clinical assessment, and standard health assessment, two computer games (time estimate: 3 hours)
3) If eligible, 8 research treatment visits to our clinic over a 4-week period. First and last visits include an MRI scan and take 2-3 hours, interim visits are each 30 minutes)
4) 30 minute follow-up visits at one and three months later.

Compensation: Participants will be compensated up to $250 for completing all study procedures during 11 visits to our clinic.

Organization
Anxiety Disorders Clinic, New York State Psychiatric Institute
Principal Investigator
Franklin Schneier, MD
Eligibility Criteria

You may be eligible if Social Anxiety Disorder is your primary problem, you are between the ages of 18 and 60, and you are interested in receiving cost-free research treatment

Exclusion Criteria

You can be excluded from this study if you have metal in your body that is non-removable, you are pregnant, or if you are currently taking psychiatric medication (other than a serotonin reuptake inhibitor)

Contact
Abigail Crete, Email: abigail.crete@nyspi.columbia.edu
Location
1051 Riverside Drive, New York
State
NY
Study End Date