Participants Needed for Anxiety Study

NEEDED: Participants for the following study

Study: helping alleviate symptoms of anxiety

  • Fear of enclosed spaces, germs, public speaking or certain bodily sensations (heart racing/ pounding, shortness of breath, chest/throat tightness, numbness/ tingling, lightheadedness?) 

  • Receive treatment for your anxiety at no cost

  • Ages: 18 to 65 years old

  • Contact: laserstudy2014@gmail.com or call/text (512) 814-5915

    **Sponsors needed for this study and graduate students

Evidence for efficacy and safety of laser stimulation

Healthy adults

Barrett & Gonzalez-Lima, 2013

  • Improvement of emotional states
  • Increased reaction time and sustained attention
  • Shorter memory retrieval latency and increased task accuracy
  • Increase of oxygenated hemoglobin concentration and a decrease of deoxygenated hemoglobin concentration in both cerebral hemispheres (Tian et al., 2016)

Depression patients

Disner, Beevers & Gonzalez-Lima, 2016

  • Greater symptom improvement among participants whose attention was responsive to an attention focused cognitive intervention (i.e., attention was directed away from negative stimuli)

Future directions

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Treatment resistant depression

Sunday, September 24

More dates through November 5, 2017

Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Building (SEA)
108 DEAN KEETON ST E, Austin, Texas 78712

Event Type

Research Opportunities & Studies

Departments

College of Liberal Arts

Notices

Volunteer

Target Audience

General Public

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