Optimizing exercise for the treatment of anxiety

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions:
    Generalized Anxiety Disorder; Social Anxiety Disorder; Panic Disorder
  • Age: Between 18 - 65 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Other Inclusion Criteria:
    1. Primary psychiatric diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder, or panic disorder
    2. Anxiety Sensitivity Index-3 score of =23
    3. Currently sedentary
    4. Body mass index = 35
    5. Able and willing to provide informed consent

You may not be eligible for this study if the following are true:

    1. Lifetime history of Bipolar I or II or any psychotic disorder
    2. Bulimia or anorexia in the past 6 months
    3. Substance use disorder in the past 3 months
    4. Current PTSD (past PTSD is allowed)
    5. High current suicide risk
    6. Risk for exercise according to the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire with excluded active medical conditions including heart conditions, lung disease, bone/joint problems, or seizures
    7. Women who are currently pregnant or plan to become pregnant during the duration of the study
    8. Participation in concurrent evidence-based therapy
    9. Participants on psychiatric medication must be on a stable dose for =8 weeks prior
    10. Participants taking beta blockers will be excluded due to their effects on heart rate
    11. Current substance abuse or positive urine toxicology screen



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