Summary

Eligibility
for people ages 18-90 (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
Location
at UCLA
Dates
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by Nanthia Suthana (ucla)

Description

Summary

Anxiety disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) affect a large number of individuals with a significant portion of patients failing to improve with current treatments. The purpose of this study is to understand the brain mechanisms that produce fear and anxiety in humans. To accomplish this goal, we will measure the brain activity along with the heart rate and skin perspiration of patients while they are completing tasks on a computer. Some of the tasks will also use a virtual reality headset and transport the patient in a video game-like environment. These tasks will expose the participants to various levels of fear-provoking images.

Keywords

Fear GAD Emotional Memory PTSD Deep Brain Stimulation

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 18-90

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Has undergone acute depth or chronic responsive neurostimulation (RNS) electrode placement
  • Willing to provide informed consent and participate in the study
  • Ability to read and write English fluently

You CAN'T join if...

  • Unwilling to provide informed consent
  • Not a native English Speaker

Location

  • University of California Los Angeles accepting new patients
    Los Angeles California 90024 United States

Lead Scientist at University of California Health

  • Nanthia Suthana (ucla)
    Assistant Professor-in-Residence, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. Authored (or co-authored) 27 research publications.

Details

Status
accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, Los Angeles
ID
NCT05120635
Study Type
Interventional
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