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Now Recruiting Participants for NIH Study on Anxiety


Are You Anxious or Know Someone Who Is? Significant worry or discomfort in everyday situations can become serious enough to be considered an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders include panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder. This research study seeks to understand how people respond to different stressful situations. OPTIONAL: Some participants may enroll in a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) research study that examines if CBT changes reactions under stress. Participants must be:

  • Aged 18 to 60
  • Fluent in English
  • Struggling with anxiety
  • In otherwise good health
  • Free of certain medications
  • Without recent drug or alcohol abuse (6 months)

Research participation includes:

  • 2-4 outpatient visits of 1.5 hours each
  • Physical and neurological exams, EKG, blood and urine tests
  • Stress-inducing tasks
  • Optional: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) research study
  • Group sessions
  • 8 outpatient visits of 1.5 hours each

The research study is conducted at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. There is no cost to participate and compensation is provided. For more information, call 1-888-644-2694 or send an e-mail to anxiety@mail.nih.gov