EEG Study to Treat Social Anxiety Disorder

The number of people suffering from social anxiety disorder is increasing. Because of that, many studies are being conducted as many treatment options include medication instead of behavioral therapy.

One study conducted used EEG (electroencephalograms) to measure the data of the electrical interactions of the brain. This was executed on 25 adult participants with social anxiety disorder for 12 weekly sessions of brain therapy.

The 25 participants went through two EEG before the therapy, one in the middle of the 12-week therapy and one following therapy. The exercises consisted of group cognitive behavior therapy, structured method for identifying people, and a thinking challenge.

The results at the end, by comparing the pre-therapy and post-therapy results, showed that the correlations of all the patients had already resembled to those people with low-anxiety.

The study was conducted by the group that was led by David Moscovitch from the University of Waterloo. It was funded by Ontario Mental Health Foundation.

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