Cognitive Behavioral Teletherapy LTA for Anxiety Disorders

Waitlist Available · < 18 · All Sexes · Houston, TX

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About the trial for Anxiety Disorders

Eligible Conditions
Generalized Anxiety Disorder · Specific Phobias · Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder · Anxiety Disorders · Disease · Cognitive Behavioral Therapy · Phobia, Social · Autism Spectrum Disorder · Compulsive Personality Disorder · Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Cognitive Behavioral Teletherapy LTA 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.
Cognitive Behavioral Teletherapy LTA
Control TreatmentAnother portion of participants receive the standard treatment to act as a baseline.
Cognitive Behavioral Teletherapy STA


This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and younger. There are 8 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Inclusion & Exclusion Checklist
Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Child is between the ages 7-13 years at consent/assent.
The child meets criteria for ASD.
The child meets criteria for clinically significant anxiety and/or OCD symptoms.
Anxiety and/or OCD is the primary presenting problem.
One parent/guardian is able and willing to participate.
The child has a Full Scale and Verbal Comprehension Intelligence Quotient >70.
The child is able to communicate verbally.
Participants must reside in Texas and parents must be in the state of Texas when taking calls.
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: 7 days
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 7 days
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: 7 days.
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether Cognitive Behavioral Teletherapy LTA will improve 2 primary outcomes and 1 secondary outcome in patients with Anxiety Disorders. Measurement will happen over the course of 7 days.

6-item Pediatric Anxiety Rating Scale
Clinician rated child anxiety severity throughout the past week. Each item is scored on a 0 to 5 scale (higher scores correspond to greater severity), yielding a total between 0 and 30.
Clinical Global Impression-Improvement
Clinician rated child psychopathology improvement since initial rating. A single item is scored 0-6 (0 = very much worse; 6= very much improved).
Clinical Global Impression-Severity
Clinician rated child psychopathology severity rating. A single item is scored 0-6 (0= no illness; 6= extremely severe symptoms).

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
E. A. S.
Eric A Storch, Principal Investigator
Baylor College of Medicine

Patient Q & A Section

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

What causes anxiety disorders?

Anxiety disorders and PTSD are strongly linked to a range of social determinants. The most plausible explanation is one of the social determinants discussed in this article and elsewhere, i.e. social isolation and poverty. Social isolation is linked to anxiety disorders and PTSD, and to a lesser extent depression. Anxiety disorders are also linked to depression, and to suicide.

Anonymous Patient Answer

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

Approximately 20 million people had diagnoses of an anxiety disorder a year. Nearly 1.4 million people per year have a panic disorder or agoraphobia. Over 3.9 million people per year have an anxiety disorder.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is anxiety disorders?

Anxiety disorders are pervasive mental health concerns that affect millions of people who experience significant distress, impairment, and disability. A growing number of research studies indicate that anxiety disorders are comorbid and overlap with mood disorders and may result through psychiatric comorbidity from both medical and psychiatric causes. Anxiety disorders are often unrecognized, go untreated and can compromise quality of life. Effective and specific treatments for anxiety disorders are needed.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are the signs of anxiety disorders?

The following are the signs which make people more prone to developing anxiety or anxiety disorders:\nthe first signs that one develops an anxiety problem are not being able to relax and sleep in his or her own time. Second, the presence of signs associated with panic disorder (fearfulness, palpitations, trouble breathing) indicates an anxiety disorder, a depressive disorder or another anxiety disorder. Moreover, there is a direct relation between the anxiety level, physical complaints and depressive symptoms. Third, social networking and media exposure have a significant effect on anxiety problems. A high degree of depression worsens the effect and anxiety. Fourth, an unhealthily lifestyle with unhealthy food, cigarettes or cannabis is a significant contributor to an anxiety disorder.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are common treatments for anxiety disorders?

It is not clear which interventions are most effective in treating either mood or anxiety disorders. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and medication may be a good option for the treatment of both disorders.

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Can anxiety disorders be cured?

Anxiety-prone individuals who have an anxiety disorder or who are diagnosed during adolescence can likely be treated with a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and medication. However, these individuals can expect to experience some negative cognitive symptoms for several years after treatment is terminated.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Has cognitive behavioral teletherapy lta proven to be more effective than a placebo?

This preliminary, pilot trial confirms a differential effect of CBT with participants receiving the intervention. In the light of this finding, further research is warranted to test the efficacy of internet CBT in the treatment of OCD.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Is cognitive behavioral teletherapy lta typically used in combination with any other treatments?

The use of cognitive behavioral teletherapy can be associated with decreased psychopathology. However, the use of the CBT-LTA protocol had no additional benefits upon the use of other standardized treatments.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is cognitive behavioral teletherapy lta?

Patients with an anxiety disorder have significantly less knowledge about CBT-L than patients with non-anxiety disorders and also do not use it as widely as patients with anxiety disorders. To increase awareness about CBT-L, clinicians should use CBT-L-focused education and training.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are the common side effects of cognitive behavioral teletherapy lta?

Although we have not found evidence of a major difference, it seems possible that cognitive behavioral techniques are a more effective tool in the long term in treating insomnia related to anxiety and mood disturbances. In addition, we found that cognitive behavioral therapy has fewer side effects, both psychological and somatic. Cognitive behavioral therapy might also be a valid treatment option in the long term in treating obsessive-compulsive disorders as well as in treating anxiety.

Anonymous Patient Answer

How does cognitive behavioral teletherapy lta work?

This clinical trial is, to our knowledge, the first to evaluate cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety and depression delivered to patients via the Internet. Recent findings suggest that Internet delivered anxiety and depression CBT is an effective intervention for patients with anxiety or depression. The study provides preliminary evidence that Internet delivered anxiety and depression CBT is a feasible intervention for these patients.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Have there been other clinical trials involving cognitive behavioral teletherapy lta?

Since we are unaware of any previous randomized controlled clinical trials with the therapy technique lta-CBT we have decided to try it. The primary care team of the clinic should have given their opinion as well, which can be found in the final report.

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