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

  • Study HIC#:2000025143
  • Last Updated:04/12/2023

This study aims to investigate the effects of a brief computer-based training that targets attentional processes to reduce social anxiety in children aged 10-14.

  • Age10 years - 14 years

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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of social anxiety disorder
  • Must not have another mental illness more impairing than an anxiety disorder
  • Child must be between 10 and 14 years old
  • Not on medication or stable medication for 30 days

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Neurological disorders (including epilepsy)
  • Organic mental disorders, psychotic disorders or pervasive developmental disorders
  • High likelihood of hurting themselves or others
  • Current psychosocial treatment
  • History of neurological illness or head injury with loss of consciousness > 5 minutes
  • Vision or physical disability that interferes with seeing stimuli presented briefly on computer screen and/or clicking a mouse button rapidly and repeatedly

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