Generalized Anxiety Therapy Effectiveness
This study will examine the effectiveness of digital CBT versus psychoeducation in improving anxiety for those with Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Eligible Ages
- Over 22 Years
- Eligible Genders
- Accepts Healthy Volunteers
- Adults aged ≥22 years old - Score ≥15 on the 7-item Generalized Anxiety Disorder questionnaire (GAD-7) - Diagnosis of GAD - Current resident of the USA - Oral and written fluency in English - Regular access to the internet via a mobile or tablet device using Android ( 8 or higher) or iOS (13 or higher) - Participant is able and willing to comply with protocol requirements, has been informed of the nature of the study, and has signed the IRB-approved informed consent form
- Must not be currently receiving or be expecting to start psychological treatment for anxiety during study participation, or have previously received Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for anxiety in the past 6-months (self-report) - If on psychotropic medication, this must be stable for at least 60 days - Past or present psychosis, schizophrenia, or bipolar disorder, or current OCD - Past 12 months alcohol or substance use disorder of moderate or greater severity - Moderate or greater suicide risk - Hearing or vision impairment that prevents effective use of the audio-visual content of digital CBT or psychoeducation - Intellectual disability or any Neurocognitive or Neurodevelopmental disorder that would prevent participants from following study procedures - Any condition that the investigator believes would make participation in the study not in the best interest of the subject or would preclude successful completion of study activities
- Study Type
- Intervention Model
- Parallel Assignment
- Primary Purpose
- Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
|digitally-delivered CBT for anxiety accessed via mobile app||
|psychoeducation delivered via digital written materials||
- Big Health Inc.
Study ContactMichael Otto, PhD
This study aims to examine the effectiveness of app-based digital CBT for anxiety compared to psychoeducation in individuals with a diagnosis of Generalized Anxiety Disorder. The primary outcomes are anxiety symptom reduction and remission after 10 weeks.