Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies

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New Therapy to Treat Anxiety Due to a Fall

Participants: 

We are currently recruiting individuals 65+ years old who have anxiety resulting from a fall.

Purpose: 

The purpose of this study is to test Exposure Therapy designed for older adults who are dealing with anxiety after being injured by a fall.

Details: 

The purpose of this study is to test Exposure Therapy designed for older adults who are dealing with anxiety after being injured by a fall. The study involves 10 visits at your home over 18 weeks. The goals of the study are (1) to see whether it is practical to study this therapy, (2) to see whether people are satisfied with the therapy, and (3) to evaluate its effects (good and bad) on anxiety and well being. The therapy involves meetings with an anxiety specialist who will visit your home. You will discuss the fall accident, learn and practice coping skills, and plan and do activities. Participants will be compensated up to $60.

To schedule a free evaluation or to learn more about this study, please call Dr. Nimali Jayasinghe at 212-821-0728.

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