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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Anxiety Disorders
and you are
over 60
years old
The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

Anxiety leads to poor quality of life, avoidance of activities, decreased social engagement, functional decline, and disability in older patients. This study will compare two self-directed treatments delivered via DVD videos that can be viewed in one's own home. The two treatments being compared are: psychoeducation, which refers to information and education about anxiety, and a behavioral treatment program, called BREATHE (Breathing, Relaxation and Education for Anxiety Treatment in the Home Environment). BREATHE teaches diaphragmatic breathing and progressive muscle relaxation. Participants will be randomly assigned to either treatment. The study is 12 weeks long. There are 4 weeks of treatment via DVD and 8 weeks of follow-up. Participants will be asked questions about anxiety symptoms, mood, health and functioning.

Provided treatments

  • Behavioral: Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • Behavioral: Diaphragmatic Breathing
  • Other: Psychoeducation (Placebo)
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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02400723. The sponsor of the trial is VA Office of Research and Development and it is looking for 60 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Reducing Anxiety and Improving Functioning in Older Veterans