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Evaluation of a group intervention for social anxiety disorder on memory distortions

Grant number: 13/19273-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2014
Effective date (End): April 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Psychological Treatment and Prevention
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Carmem Beatriz Neufeld
Grantee:Priscila de Camargo Palma
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil


False memories consist in remembering events that have never been experienced, are reminders of events that actually did not occur the way we remember, but these memories are recalled as if it really were true, becoming so in an error mnemonic. However, the level of maladjustment and emotional instability to significantly affect a larger number of false memories. In addition, high levels of social desirability are also recognized as one of the predictors of a higher number of false memories, with such striking features in anxiety disorders. The Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) consists of a strong and persistent fear of social or performance situations in which the individual could be ashamed. Therefore, the objective of this study is to investigate the effect of a Cognitive Behavioral group therapy for SAD patients on the quality of memory. Participate in this study 60 participants will be selected and distributed between three groups: the comparison group without TAS, participants without clinical symptoms; the group of participants with SAD, which will be submitted in the intervention group; and a comparison group of participants with SAD who initially did not receive the intervention (waiting list group). Participants with SAD will be distributed randomly between group intervention and waiting list group. The intervention will be evaluated in two stages, pre-test and post-test, using scores of anxiety, avoidance, fear of negative evaluation and quality memory index. After post-test will be offered intervention waiting list group, these being evaluated after the end of treatment. Statistical analyzes will be performed with parametric or non-parametric test for normality as sample. (AU)

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NEUFELD, CARMEM BEATRIZ; PALMA, PRISCILA C.; CAETANO, KATIA A. S.; BRUST-RENCK, PRISCILA G.; CURTISS, JOSHUA; HOFMANN, STEFAN G.. A randomized clinical trial of group and individual Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy approaches for Social Anxiety Disorder. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, v. 20, n. 1, p. 29-37, . (13/19273-7, 13/19981-1, 13/19263-1)
Academic Publications
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PALMA, Priscila de Camargo. Evaluation of the effectiveness of a Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder: Randomized Clinical Trial. 2017. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (PCARP/BC) Ribeirão Preto.

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