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Effect of Behavior Therapy on Responses to Social Stimuli in People With Social Phobia

This study will evaluate the effect of cognitive behavioral therapy on the brain during emotional and behavioral responses to social stimuli in people with social phobia.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Collaborator: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Behavioral: Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy




Inclusion Criteria:

   - Meets DSM-IV criteria for generalized social phobia

   - English-speaking

   - Eligible to participate in fMRI scanning

   - Willing to use an effective form of contraception throughout the study

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Currently undergoing any psychotherapy or pharmacotherapy (e.g, selective serotonin
   reuptake inhibitors, benzodiazepines, beta-blockers, anti-psychotics, blood thinners,
   thyroid hormone influencing agents, diabetic medications, or anticonvulsants)

   - History of neurological or cardiovascular disorders, brain surgery, electroconvulsive
   or radiation treatment, brain hemorrhage or tumor, stroke, seizures or epilepsy,
   diabetes, hypo- or hyperthyroidism, or head trauma with loss of consciousness for more
   than 5 minutes

   - Smokes cigarettes daily

   - History of or current diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, organic
   mental disorder, bipolar disorder, or antisocial, schizotypal, or schizoid personality

   - Suicidal thoughts

   - Clinically significant and/or unstable medical disease

   - Pregnant or breastfeeding

   - Alcohol or substance abuse or dependence within the 12 months prior to study entry

   - History of or current seizure disorder (except febrile seizure disorder during

Ages Eligible for Study

21 Years - 55 Years

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
Philippe Goldin