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Psychotherapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Don't Worry, It Works!

Hoyer, Juergen and Gloster, Andrew T.. (2009) Psychotherapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Don't Worry, It Works! Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 32 (3). pp. 629-640.

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Abstract

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) differs from other anxiety disorders. Patients do not fear a specific external object or situation; there is no distinct symptomatic reaction pattern; and the feared scenarios are not bizarre, improbable, or inflexible. Avoidance, although central, is less obvious and often is prominent only on the cognitive-emotional level. The key component of GAD, uncontrollable and persistent worrying, is easily confused with the lay concept of worry, and comorbid disorders often make the recognition of GAD difficult. This article discusses the challenges and the innovative, promising, and specific new developments in treating GAD.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Forschungsbereich Klinische Psychologie und Neurowissenschaften > Clinical Psychology and Intervention Science (Gloster)
UniBasel Contributors:Gloster, Andrew
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0193-953X
e-ISSN:1558-3147
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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