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Respiratory Dysregulation and Breathing Training in Anxious Outpatients

This study will explore respiratory dysregulation in anxious outpatients and examine the effect of breathing training with biofeedback for those anxious patients.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Behavioral: Breathing Training-Raise CO2
  • Behavioral: Breathing Training- Lower CO2




Inclusion Criteria:

   - Patients must be rated 2 or more on both Q1 and Q3, but they must not meet the full
   criteria for PD as determined by the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for
   DSM-IV-Lifetime Version (ADIS).

   - In addition, they must be clinically stable enough that changes in the patients'
   anxiety levels can be attributed to the breathing training rather than to other new
   treatment initiatives during the training and 1-month evaluation periods or to
   spontaneous fluctuations in anxiety levels. Thus, potential participants taking SSRIs
   or other antidepressants, or benzodiazepines have to have been on a stable dose of
   these medicines for at least the previous two months.

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Potential participants taking short-acting benzodiazepines such as alprazolam in
   excess of 2.0 mg/day or the equivalent on any day in the past month are excluded,
   because improvement might show up only in terms of reduction of medication dosage and
   not on the evaluation measures planned.

Ages Eligible for Study

N/A - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Not Recruiting