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Generalized Anxiety Disorder Study San Diego


Eligible participants for the GAD study must be:

  • Between the ages of 18 and 65
  • Diagnosed with GAD for at least one year
  • Willing to take study medication
  • Available for visits with healthcare practitioners and study facilitators
  • Willing to undergo physical exams and have vitals taken

What is the clinical definition of Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth  edition (DSM-V), the diagnostic criteria for Generalized Anxiety Disorder includes:

  • Excessive worry and anxiety most days for at least six months
  • Difficulty controlling the worry
  • The anxiety is associated with three or more of the following symptoms:
    • Restlessness or edginess
    • Being easily fatigued
    • Difficulty concentrating
    • Muscle tension
    • Sleep disturbance
    • Irritability
  • Anxiety negatively impacts work, relationships, personal health, and other important areas of life
  • Anxiety is not attributable to any physical cause

What is the focus of the Generalized Anxiety Disorder clinical trial?

The purpose of our research study is to find new and better ways to minimize or eliminate symptoms of anxiety for people who suffer from GAD. While some people do find relief through currently available medications, many do not. Our clinical trial helps our researchers learn more about GAD by gathering information from participants regarding the effectiveness of new medications and other interventions in treating their symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder. The more we learn, the closer we get to solutions that provide relief from anxiety for all people who suffer from it. 

Treatment Options for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Living with GAD can sometimes be debilitating, but it is a highly treatable condition. After receiving a full medical evaluation to ensure your symptoms aren’t being caused by an underlying physical illness, your doctor may recommend psychotherapy, medication, or a combination of both.

Finding the right medication to treat GAD can sometimes be tricky; what works for one person may not work for another, and there are limitations to medications that are currently available. Many anti-anxiety drugs, such as Xanax or Valium, are effective in the short-term, but due to their addictive nature and sedative side effects, they aren’t appropriate for long-term treatment. Some people respond well to certain antidepressants, such as Lexapro or Paxil, but they don’t work for everyone.

Fortunately, new medications are being developed all the time with the help of clinical research studies. Clinical studies help advance medical knowledge of Generalized Anxiety Disorder, while providing participants with access to the latest, cutting-edge treatment options. If you’re seeking relief from the symptoms of GAD, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial at Synergy Research Centers, San Diego.

Participating in a Generalized Anxiety Disorder Clinical Trial

Once initial eligibility is determined, participants will be provided with more specific information about the study and what to expect moving forward. Participants will receive study-related medical care and medication at no cost. Compensation for time and travel will also be provided for each visit completed.

After you’re approved to participate, you’ll begin receiving treatment and will be required to make a set number of visits to our clinic in Lemon Grove San Diego to monitor your progress. Our team will work closely with you to answer any questions you may have about your condition and your treatment, and in some cases, you may be compensated for your participation.

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