CLINICAL TRIAL

Safety Behavior Fading for Social Anxiety for Anxiety, Social

Waitlist Available · 18+ · All Sexes · Tallahassee, FL

Evaluation of a Self-Monitoring Intervention to Reduce Safety Behavior in Social Anxiety

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About the trial for Anxiety, Social

Eligible Conditions
Anxiety, Social · Anxiety Disorders

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Safety Behavior Fading For Social Anxiety is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Main TreatmentA portion of participants receive this new treatment to see if it outperforms the control.
Safety Behavior Fading for Social Anxiety
BEHAVIORAL
Control TreatmentAnother portion of participants receive the standard treatment to act as a baseline.
Unhealthy Behavior Fading
BEHAVIORAL

Eligibility

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 2 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Inclusion & Exclusion Checklist
Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Social Phobia Inventory Score >29
Stable Psychotropic Medications for 4 weeks prior to participation
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Odds of Eligibility
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: Day 0, Day 14, Day 42
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: Day 0, Day 14, Day 42
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: Day 0, Day 14, Day 42.
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether Safety Behavior Fading for Social Anxiety will improve 1 primary outcome in patients with Anxiety, Social. Measurement will happen over the course of Day 0, Day 14, Day 42.

Change in Social Phobia Inventory Score
DAY 0, DAY 14, DAY 42
Self-report scale that measures Social anxiety symptoms. Scores range from 0 to 68 with higher scores indicating higher levels of social anxiety symptoms.
DAY 0, DAY 14, DAY 42

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
J. C.
Jesse Cougle, Principal Investigator
Florida State University

Patient Q & A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Can anxiety, social be cured?

Anxiety, [social anxiety](https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/social-anxiety) disorder, and social phobia cannot be cured. This may be because (a) there is no cure for anxiety, (b) the social anxiety originates from the anxiety, or (c) the social phobia has a different underlying cause. In people with (a) anxiety, social phobia, or (c) a phobia-to-anxiety or anxiety-to-phobia cause, treatment or management is very different.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are common treatments for anxiety, social?

Both medication and cognitive-behavioural therapy appear to be effective in treating anxiety in the context of paediatric lung cancer. However, no conclusions can be drawn regarding the most effective type of therapy.

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What is anxiety, social?

Anxiety is generally characterized by fear and anticipatory anxiety, which are the most common manifestations of social anxiety. Anxiety symptoms usually increase in the presence of a social anxiety-related situation. Social anxiety is a relatively new diagnosis that has been reported in various forms in the literature in the past two decades.

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What causes anxiety, social?

Anxiety is linked to the perception of social stressors. These stressors can be physical (e.g. illness, death of a loved one) or social (e.g. conflict within a peer group). These stressors may evoke physiological response that is potentially harmful and can cause an anxiety disorder. In such cases one may develop anxiety in an attempt to alleviate the perceived threat.\n

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What are the signs of anxiety, social?

Symptoms of psychological distress are the early presentation of many cardiovascular diseases, especially coronary artery disease. Patients with anxiety present earlier than patients without. Furthermore, patients with low socioeconomic status have an increased prevalence of anxiety disorders.

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How many people get anxiety, social a year in the United States?

Anxiety disorders and social phobias are common (6.6 million adults and 4.1 million children in 2000). A significant number of these patients are uninsured and have few employment options.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is the average age someone gets anxiety, social?

A lot of people never get diagnosed with a [social anxiety](https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/social-anxiety) disorder. There is not a simple way of detecting if someone has one. Many people know all they need to know, but get ignored because they suffer from it, then the next day they are overwhelmed again because of it. Someone can tell if their anxiety is a problem and what they are going through by their personality and their thoughts and actions.

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What does safety behavior fading for social anxiety usually treat?

Social anxiety can be a chronic disorder, and it may be that there are no effective treatments for social anxiety in children or young adults. This issue may be addressed by providing social anxiety management approaches that are tailored to the individual needs of young adults. Parental involvement is an important part of treatment for social anxiety in young adults.

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Is safety behavior fading for social anxiety typically used in combination with any other treatments?

The SAB was shown to function as a short-term and effective clinical tool to treat social phobia and as complementary treatment to a wide variety of other psychotherapeutic approaches.

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Who should consider clinical trials for anxiety, social?

A minority of health care providers are aware of clinical trial websites and may wish to consider clinical trial options for evaluating potential new therapies for [social anxiety](https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/social-anxiety) disorder, however, the majority prefer not to participate. Most clinicians are motivated by lack of patient education to initiate therapies for anxiety and social discomfort.

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Is safety behavior fading for social anxiety safe for people?

In a recent study, findings suggest that safety related behavior is not reduced if the social anxiety is less intense, when the people with the social anxiety have a normal sense of the risks and safety cues associated with the behavior, and when the person with the social anxiety is less anxious about the behavior.

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Does anxiety, social run in families?

Anxiety- and social-related genes are strongly linked, perhaps by common environmental factors. Furthermore, the shared genes may have pleiotropic actions or act on several different pathways, and their effects may be more obvious when both disorders are present in the same families.

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