Augmentation of fear extinction in anxious children through the use of D-Cycloserine [ 2010 - 2012 ]

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Researchers Prof RM Rapee; Dr JL Hudson; Prof GS Malhi; A/Prof MP Jones

Brief description Anxiety disorders affect around a tenth of the population, including children, and produce tremendous personal and social costs. Improving our treatments for anxious children can help to prevent a lifetime of limitations and difficulties. This study will examine whether giving children a small dose of a simple antibiotic can increase the extent to which they lose their fears of specific cues when exposed to those cues. These results have the potential to revolutionise our understanding and treatment of child anxiety.

Funding Amount $180,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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