The Anxiety Disorders Center at Hartford Hospital/Institute of Living is investigating a new way to treat anxiety disorders using a self-help book.
This study is open to adults ages 18 or older who live in Connecticut and have symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, or panic disorder.
People with generalized anxiety disorder suffer from excessive and persistent worry about several topics that feels difficult to control. Individuals with social anxiety disorder suffer from an intense fear of social or performance situations, which leads to distress or avoidance. People with panic disorder experience panic attacks, and suffer from worry about having additional attacks, concern about the implications of the attacks, or change their behavior due to the attacks.
In this study we are trying to learn more about self-help treatment for anxiety disorders. Over 8 weeks, participants will read “Face Your Fears,” a self-help workbook designed to reduce anxiety symptoms. The self-help workbook is written by Dr. David Tolin, our clinic director, and a leading expert in the field. The workbook contains Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills to address anxiety disorders. Additionally, every week, participants will be asked to complete questionnaires over the internet so that we can monitor your symptoms.
For more information, please contact:
Shari Steinman Haxel, M.A.