[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/192107]
Prof Ronald Rapee
Brief description Social phobia is a serious mental disorder that affects up to 13% of the population across their lifetime and causes marked life interference and costs to the community. Treatments for social phobia have been improving over the past decades and currently, there is good outcome with standard treatment packages. However, several authors have pointed out that treatment outcomes, while good, are far from perfect. We have recently developed a model of social anxiety that points out how people with social phobia may be different to the average. Based on this model, we can make several predictions for potential improvements to current treatment packages. The current grant seeks to test these improvements. The proposal is to compare people with social phobia who receive a standard treatment package with those who receive this packaged plus the newly predicted components. It is predicted that the addition of these extra components will results in considerably greater improvements in both the short and long terms.
Funding Amount $AUD 302,830.00
Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants
Standard Project Grant