Below are current clinical trials.7 studies in Anxiety
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Preoperative anxiety is a common occurrence for many patients undergoing all types of surgery. Patients with a high level of anxiety before surgery have been shown to have numerous negative outcomes both intra-operatively and post-operatively. Many studies have shown that preoperative psychological interventions that aim to reduce anxiety also result in improved post-operative behavioral and clinical recovery. Currently, the most common method to treat preoperative anxiety is the administration of a prescription benzodiazepine. However, there is limited clinical evidence that supports the use of sedative premedication, such as with a benzodiazepine, before surgery. Complementary integrative medical therapies including music, massage, guided imagery, and deep breathing have been proposed to minimize stress and pain in surgical patients. These therapies are thought to be effective by evoking the relaxation response through stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system and engagement of the patient in the healing process. Relaxation and deep breathing, particularly, have been shown to reduce pain, anxiety, and "tension-anxiety" in hospitalized patients. Based on this evidence, a guided paced deep breathing module has been proposed to reduce preoperative anxiety in patients undergoing gynecological surgery at Mayo Clinic Rochester Methodist Hospital. In this study, patients' anxiety will be assessed pre-intervention on a 0-10 numeric rating scale, as well as post-intervention and a paired t-test will be used to assess effectiveness. Additionally, qualitative questions will be administered via a questionnaire post-intervention to gain more insight on the effectiveness of the intervention. The feasibility of the intervention in the busy preoperative setting will be evaluated by assessing how many times a patient is interrupted while participating in the paced deep breathing module. If this module is found to be effective in reducing patients' anxiety, it will be implemented into practice so that every patient undergoing gynecological surgery, at the institution, will be offered the module preoperatively.
The purpose of this study is to learn if children with social anxiety disorder find a therapeutic video game fun and helpful.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with fear provoking exposures is the most effective therapy for anxiety disorders. Investigators aim to enhance this therapy with the use of virtual reality exposures and to make therapy more available and accessible for patients with anxiety disorders. The societal benefit of increased access to therapy is that, if successful, it will increase the number of patients who receive appropriate treatment for an anxiety disorder.
Austin, Minn., Rochester, Minn.
The purpose of this study is to test the feasibility of an eight-week program of stress management and resilency training (SMART) for patients who are receiving treatment for major depression and are in a current mild or moderately severe episode.
This research study seeks to explore the effects of massage techniques on pain and anxiety relief among patients with subarachnoid hemorrhages in the ICU setting in comparison to subarachnoid hemorrhagic patients using standard medical therapy.
This research study aims to test the feasibility and effectiveness of using the Mayo Clinic Anxiety Coach smartphone app as an addition to traditional therapy for the treatment of anxiety disorders in youth, particularly those youth who may have limited access to mental health treatment in the traditional clinical setting.
The purpose of this study seeks to assess and compare long-term treatment outcomes for children who received specialty clinic intervention to those who did not, including whether psychopharamacological treatment was utilized.
Dec. 31, 2015
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