Targeting Attention Orienting to Social Threat to Reduce Social Anxiety in Youth

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Mar 31, 2024
  • participants needed
    260
  • sponsor
    Florida International University
Updated on 26 January 2021

Summary

This two-site study is a test of Attention Bias Modification Treatment (ABMT) among 260 youths ages 10 to 14 years with social anxiety disorder. One-half of participants will receive 8 sessions of computer administered ABMT and the other half of participants will receive 8 sessions of computer administered Neutral Control Task (NCT). The investigators hypothesize that a biomarker of attention to social threat measured using electroencephalography (EEG) and ratings of social anxiety severity will be lower in participants who receive ABMT compared to participants who receive NCT.

Details
Condition Social Anxiety Disorder of Childhood
Treatment Attention Bias Modification Treatment, Neutral Control Task
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03932032
SponsorFlorida International University
Last Modified on26 January 2021

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Inclusion Criteria

Be between ages 10 and 14 years
meet DSM5 criteria for a diagnosis of Social Anxiety Disorder
presence of any coexisting psychiatric diagnoses must be of lesser severity than Social Anxiety Disorder
have no current psychotropic medication other than a stable dose of stimulant or non-stimulant medication for coexisting ADHD

Exclusion Criteria

meet DSM5 criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Bipolar Disorder, Tourette's Disorder, Psychotic Disorders, or Substance Use Disorders
show high likelihood of hurting self or others
be a victim of undisclosed abuse requiring investigation/ supervision by the Department of Social Services
have an uncorrected vision or physical disability that interferes with the ability to click a mouse button rapidly and repeatedly
have a history of neurological illness, including seizures/epilepsy, or head injury with loss of consciousness > 5 minutes
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