Expired Study
This study is not currently recruiting Study Participants on ClinicalConnection.com. If you would like to find active studies please search for clinical trials.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104


The purpose of this study is to conduct a preliminary evaluation of the efficacy of combined medication and psychotherapy for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). The general goals of the current study are to conduct a late stage treatment development study. The goal of this stage of research is to provide a preliminary answer to the question and to gather data to estimate intervention parameters (e.g., effect size, attrition rates, response rates) that would assist in planning further research.

Study summary:

The specific aims of this study are to collect preliminary data relevant to the following hypotheses: 1. Primary Hypothesis: Acute phase improvement for combined cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) plus medication will be superior to medication alone. 2. Secondary Hypotheses: Combined CBT plus medication will be superior to medication alone on a number of secondary outcome measures, including the core feature of GAD (worry), depressive symptoms, functional impairment, and quality of life. 3. Additional Exploratory Aim: We will explore the comparative relapse rates for the combined CBT plus medication treatment and the medication alone treatment condition at 6-month follow-up.


Inclusion Criteria: - GAD diagnosis by structured interview - Hamilton Anxiety Scale score of 18 or less - Clinical Global Impressions Scale score of at least 4 - Hamilton Depression Scale score of 18 or less - Hamilton Depression Scale suicide item score less than 2 - Use of an effective form of contraception throughout the s Exclusion Criteria: - Hypersensitivity to venlafaxine XR - History of seizures - Episode of major depressive disorder in the previous 6 months - History of any psychotic illness, bipolar disorder, or dementia - Substance abuse and dependence during the past 6 months - Other anxiety disorders with the exception of social phobia as long as GAD is primary - Regular use of anxiolytics or antidepressants within 7 days of study onset - Use of fluoxetine or monoamine oxidase inhibitors within 28 days of study onset (low dose usage of benzodiazepines will not prevent participation) - Use of other psychotic medication besides benzodiazepines



Primary Contact:


Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
United States

There is no listed contact information for this specific location.

Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: June 25, 2018

Modifications to this listing: Only selected fields are shown, please use the link below to view all information about this clinical trial.

Click to view Full Listing

This study is not currently recruiting Study Participants on ClinicalConnection.com. The form below is not enabled.