Online Treatment for Social Anxiety

novafalls Community Member April 06, 2009
  • Drexel University offers a free online treatment program for adults (ages 18-65) suffering from social anxiety disorder and living in the United States. This program is part of a research study examining the efficacy of a treatment for social anxiety delivered through an internet-based program called Second Life.

     

    This cognitive-behavioral treatment consists of 12 weekly hour-long sessions with a therapist. You will be taught techniques to help cope with anxious thoughts and feelings. You will also have the opportunity to practice these techniques and improve your social skills. No medication is involved. If you enroll in this study, you will be asked to fill out several online questionnaires before, during, and after your treatment period.

     

    For more information, visit:
    http://www.drexel.edu/coas/psychology/anxietyresearch/secondlife.html

2 Comments
  • Eileen Bailey
    Health Guide
    Apr. 06, 2009

    Thank you for letting us know about this interesting study. I would be interested in hearing about the results of the study.

     

    Eileen

  • Ms.Love
    Apr. 08, 2009

    Nice to see people doing a study like this. Thanks for sharing!

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