GATE Study:

Generalized Anxiety Treatment Evaluation

Frequently Asked Questions

When are the treatment sessions and how much time will they take?

The assignment to the therapies will be random. The time of the groups will be determined based on the availability of the participants in the group and the instructors.  You will be expected to attend treatment sessions each week for 12 weeks, and the sessions are 2 hours long.  There will also be periodic evaluations of progress and other study procedures which could require additional visits.   

Where do the study visits occur?
All study visits occur at Boston University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorder at 648 Beacon St, Boston, MA.  We are located right next to the Kenmore T stop for easy access by public transportation.

Will I be compensated for my participation?

Eligible participants may receive up to $160 for participating in a variety of study visits. The treatment will be free of charge.  This study is not suited for people who are primarily interested in compensation.  This study is for people who have difficulties with worry and anxiety and are interested in getting treatment for those problems.   

Is this individual or group treatment?

All treatment is done in a group format.  Each group will consist of 4-6 adult participants who are going through similar difficulties with generalized anxiety and managing worry.  You will receive periodic evaluations throughout the study that will be conducted individually with one of the study clinicians. 

Will I be able to choose which treatment I receive?

​ No, you will be randomly assigned to one of the three treatments.  Each of the three treatments have been shown in previous research to help some people, however, and you will receive regular evaluations of your progress regardless of your treatment condition. 

How do I know if I am eligible for the study?

The best way to find out whether this study is a good fit for you is to call us at 617-358-2249.  We will ask you some preliminary questions about your symptoms of anxiety and worry, and may schedule a more in-depth assessment at our clinic if it seems like the study may be a good fit. 

​ However, if you already have extensive experience with either of these treatments in the last three years you may not be eligible. If you are unsure about what this means for you, please call us.