Treatment of Social Phobia With Combined Cognitive Bias Modification and iCBT

2014-08-27 04:00:34 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to determine whether an internet-based treatment program, consisting of combined cognitive bias modification and cognitive behavioral therapy, reduces symptoms of social phobia among a population diagnosed with this disorder.


Previous studies have shown that individuals with social phobia have attention biases, often focusing on or avoiding aversive stimuli (such as judging facial expressions) and thereby reinforcing the bias. Computerized training programs have been developed to implicitly direct the users attention. In this study, such a program -- combined with an established, well-researched and proven effective form of internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) -- will be provided to 128 participants that meet the diagnostic criteria for social phobia, and the pre/post-measurements will be compared. Participants will be randomized to one of two groups, receiving one of two variants of the cognitive bias modification program (both receive iCBT).

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Treatment


Social Phobia


Internet-administered cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT), Cognitive bias modification training program variant 1, Cognitive bias modification training program variant 2


Department of Psychology, Umeå University


Active, not recruiting


Umeå University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T04:00:34-0400

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