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The road ahead: What research paths should be taken in order to improve future treatments?

Gloster, Andrew T. and Gerlach, Alexander. (2020) The road ahead: What research paths should be taken in order to improve future treatments? In: Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Worrying: A Comprehensive Handbook for Clinicians and Researchers. West Sussex, pp. 369-379.

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the research paths that should be taken in order to improve future treatments of worry and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). An often-stated fact about GAD is that its diagnostic criteria overlap with other mental disorders, in particular major depression. Within the research domain criteria (RDoC) initiative, mental illnesses are conceptualized as brain disorders, specifically as the result of disorders of brain circuits. The system responsible for processing potential threat, according to the RDoC initiative, can be assessed using various methodologies, such as self-report, psychophysiological assessment, or neuroimaging. Although research on worry and GAD has progressed steadily, it can be argued that it lags behind other anxiety and mood disorders. Continued research on worry is important in its own right, as knowledge about it can teach us about other disorders, boundary conditions, and treatment per se.
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:Book Section, refereed
Book Section Subtype:Further Contribution in a Book
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons
ISBN:978-1-119-18986-2
e-ISBN:978-1-119-18990-9
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Book item
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