If you are 18 to 65 years old and experience anxiety in social or group settings, our clinical research study may be an option for you.
To see if you may be able to participate, please complete our pre-qualifying questionnaire.
Any person 18 to 65 years old who experiences anxiety or fear in social or group settings.
These questions are directed to the person who would participate in the study if qualified.
No. You may take the pre-qualifying questionnaire just to see if you might pre-qualify. Also, participation in a clinical research study is completely voluntary at every step in the process and can be stopped at any time.
Why Is This Clinical Research Study Important?
It is estimated that up to 13% of people in the U.S. experience the symptoms of social anxiety disorder (SAD). These symptoms are experienced as intense and persistent fear of social or performance situations. For example, these fears may arise when meeting new people, giving a presentation, or just being in public such as while having dinner. These fears and anxiety can also interfere with the enjoyment of social activities, and performance at school or work. Unfortunately, SAD is one of the least commonly identified and treated mental disorders. While there are some approved treatments prescribed for people with SAD, these treatments do not always work.
For these reasons, it is important that clinical research studies such as this one are conducted that may help find new or better medications to help people living with SAD. Before new medications can be approved for public use, they must be tested in clinical research studies like this one.
Although there are many definitions, a clinical research study is generally considered to be health-related clinical research in people with a specific condition. Studies like this one evaluate "investigational" medications, meaning that the medications are not yet approved by medical authorities, such as the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration).
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