Last updated on May 2019

Optimizing Psychotherapy for Anxiety Disorders


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: ANXIETY NEUROSIS | Anxiety Disorders
  • Age: Between 18 - 65 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • aged between 18-65 years
  • one of the following primary axis I disorders according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM): Panic Disorder with or without Agoraphobia; Social Anxiety Disorder; Anxiety Disorder not otherwise specified, Adjustment Disorder with Anxiety, Adjustment Disorder with Mixed Anxiety and Depression; Specific Phobia; Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • if on medication If on medication or in other types of treatments, patients must be willing to remain stable on their treatment for the duration of the acute phase/therapy of the study
  • not currently receiving other psychotherapeutic treatment for anxiety or another condition
  • fluent German
  • provision of written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • concomitant psychotherapy
  • medical relative contraindications involve conditions that impede thorough exposure, e.g. cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune diseases or pregnancy
  • current or past schizophrenia, psychosis, or bipolar disorder
  • current suicidal ideation.
  • current substance/alcohol dependence or abuse
  • cluster A or B personality disorder
  • pregnancy (for women)

Recruitment Status: Open


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