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VA Palo Alto Health Care System Research Studies

Anxiety Treatment Study in Veterans aged 60+

Anxiety Treatment Study in Veterans aged 60+

Would you like to learn ways to manage your anxiety and stress? You may be eligible to participate if you:

  • Are a Veteran aged 60 years or older, 
  • Have anxiety or worries that are bothersome or distressing 
  • Are not receiving regular weekly psychotherapy
  • Do not have a psychotic disorder or dementia

Our program includes:

  • A 12-week study 
  • Random assignment into one of two treatments
  • Both treatments can be watched at home via DVD or on our website.
  • Up to $140 compensation

Participation includes:

  • Attending a 3-hour assessment before and after 12 weeks

If needed, portable DVD players are available for Veterans to take home and use during the duration of the study- you do not have to be technically savvy to be included in the study or have internet in your home.

Compensation: Up to $140 for the study – ($60 for in-person assessments and travel and $10 for monthly phone calls) 

Enrollment Period: 01/31/2019 - 04/30/2020

Status of Study: Open Study - Recruiting

Principal Investigator: Christine Gould

Principal Investigator Extension: 68899

Contact: Chalise Carlson

Contact Phone #: 650-493-5000 x67023


  • VA Palo Alto Health Care System - Palo Alto Division
    3801 Miranda Avenue
    Palo Alto, CA, 94304

External Number: 650-493-5000 x67023


  • Behavioral (e.g., Psychotherapy, Lifestyle Counseling)


  • 60 - 125


  • All


  • Open to All Eras


  • Any Veteran

Compensation? Paid