Anxiety study: Recruiting participants for a study of brief treatment

The UNLV TREATment Lab is recruiting participants with symptoms of anxiety (including generalized anxiety disorder) to participate in a research study.

The STARS (strategies to treat anxiety research study) program consists of attending 8 weekly, 30-to-45 min long sessions (in-person at UNLV, or via Zoom). STARS sessions will focus on evidence-informed strategies for treating anxiety symptoms and are delivered by trained coaches. All sessions will be audio recorded. Participation also includes up to 5 appointments to answer questions about your symptoms and well-being, which can be conducted over the telephone or Zoom software. Total study participation, including 8 STARS sessions, is 9-11 hours over 20 weeks.

To participate in this research study, you must:

-          Be 18+ years old

-          Be able to read and speak English

-          Have clinically significant symptoms of anxiety

-          Not have other serious mental health conditions (depression is okay)

-          Not be in concurrent psychotherapy/counseling

-          Not taking certain anxiety medications

-          Have not been previously psychiatrically hospitalized

-          Be able to come to UNLV for treatment sessions (we offer free parking)

Potential benefits include possible improvement in your anxiety and helping mental health professionals and researchers better understand how to treat anxiety. You may earn up to $155 for participation.

For more information, contact us at or (702) 895-5973

Principal Investigator: Brenna Renn, PhD, UNLV Department of Psychology

UNLV IRB protocol 2022-263

Clinical Trials NCT05398016

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