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Social Anxiety Disorder

We have a research study available for adults with Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). The purpose of this research study is to find better and safer medications for individuals with SAD.

The investigational medication will be provided at no cost and compensation is provided for time and travel. No health insurance is required to participate in any of our Generalized Anxiety Disorder studies.

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What is social anxiety disorder (sAD)?

The essential features of social anxiety disorder (SAD) are defined as intense, marked and persistent fear of social or performance situations, in which the subject believes embarrassment, humiliation, judgement, or rejection could occur as a consequence of exposure to unfamiliar people or possible scrutiny by others in the social or performance (e.g., public speaking) situation. The anxiety or fear resulting from the social or performance situation is profound. The avoidance, fear, or anxious anticipation of these situations interferes significantly with the person’s daily routine, having a marked impact on occupational functioning and social life.

 The disorder has a lifetime prevalence estimated at up to 13%, with onset typically in the mid-teens or earlier, and it is diagnosed slightly more frequently in females than in males. Social anxiety tends to be a chronic disorder with periods of exacerbation, and a reported mean duration of illness of approximately 20 years.

Social anxiety disorder has a lifetime comorbidity rate of approximately 81% with other psychiatric disorders (particularly affective disorders, other anxiety disorders, and substance abuse disorders), as well as being associated with increased non-psychiatric medical difficulties. People with SAD identify themselves as struggling with social impairment, inadequate social support, overall role impairment, specific impairment in education, work, and other activities, as well as interference in their efforts at self-improvement. Unfortunately, for these subjects, there is a strong consensus that SAD is one of the least commonly recognized and treated mental disorders.

Unsure if you have Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)?

Call us at (714) 298-1100 for a free phone consultation.

Do i qualify?

If you answer YES to all of the following questions then you may qualify for our Social Anxiety Disorder clinical trials.

1. Are you between the ages of 18-65 years old?

2. Have you been experiencing symptoms of Social Anxiety?

3. Are you willing to take study medication?

Final eligibility is determined during a screening visit at our study site at Orange. During this visit, your child will:

  • Meet with a professional physician, psychiatrist, and/or psychologist and be interviewed about their mental and physical health

  • Review additional information

  • Undergo a physical examination and have their vitals taken

If your child qualifies and decides to participate:

  • A study doctor will closely monitor them, their symptoms, and overall health

  • All study-related medical care and study medication will be provided at no cost

  • Transportation may be provided at no cost, if you and your child need assistance

  • You will sign an Informed Consent Form (ICF), and your child will sign an Assent Form, which outline which procedures they can expect during each visit

  • You will be compensated for each completed visit

*A list of common procedures involved when participating in a clinical trial can be found here.

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