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Psychometric Properties of the
The Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS) is one of the most commonly used measures of social anxiety symptoms. To date, no study has examined its psychometric properties in a Latino sample. The
Attention modification program in individuals with generalized anxiety disorder.
TLDR
The authors tested the hypothesis that an 8-session attention modification program would decrease attention bias to threat and reduce symptoms of GAD and suggest that altering attention mechanisms may effectively reduce anxiety.
A multi-session interpretation modification program: changes in interpretation and social anxiety symptoms.
  • C. Beard, N. Amir
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Behaviour research and therapy
  • 1 October 2008
TLDR
This initial trial suggests that interpretation modification may have clinical utility when applied as a multi-session intervention and that changes in benign interpretation mediated IMP's effect on social anxiety.
Attention training in individuals with generalized social phobia: A randomized controlled trial.
  • N. Amir, C. Beard, +4 authors Xi Chen
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of consulting and clinical psychology
  • 1 October 2009
TLDR
Results revealed that the AMP facilitated attention disengagement from threat from pre- to post assessment and reduced clinician- and self-reported symptoms of social anxiety relative to the ACC, suggesting that computerized attention training procedures may be beneficial for treating social phobia.
The effect of a single-session attention modification program on response to a public-speaking challenge in socially anxious individuals.
TLDR
People in the AMP group showed significantly less attention bias to threat after training and lower levels of anxiety in response to a public-speaking challenge than did the participants in the Attention Control Condition (ACC) group.
Cognitive bias modification for anxiety: current evidence and future directions
  • C. Beard
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Expert review of neurotherapeutics
  • 1 February 2011
TLDR
The theoretical rationale for CBM, the current evidence from analogue and clinical samples, and a number of important limitations of the existing data need to be addressed before making firm conclusions regarding CBM’s efficacy for anxiety disorders are addressed.
Efficacy of attention bias modification using threat and appetitive stimuli: a meta-analytic review.
TLDR
ABM has a moderate and robust effect on attention bias when using threat stimuli and whether these effects are also robust when using appetitive stimuli and for affecting subjective experiences is investigated.
Network analysis of depression and anxiety symptom relationships in a psychiatric sample
TLDR
Exining depression and anxiety symptoms as dynamic systems may provide novel insights into the maintenance of these mental health problems.
Interpretation in Social Anxiety: When Meaning Precedes Ambiguity
  • C. Beard, N. Amir
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Cognitive Therapy and Research
  • 13 February 2009
TLDR
Results revealed a threat interpretation bias and a lack of a benign interpretation bias in both reaction time and self-report data, and support the distinction between threat and benign interpretation biases.
Combined cognitive bias modification treatment for social anxiety disorder: a pilot trial
TLDR
Should these findings be replicated in larger samples, AIM has the potential to be a widely accessible and efficacious treatment for SAD and met the benchmarks for credibility and acceptability in this community sample.
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