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By Michel J. Dugas, Melisa Robichaud

By targeting the cognitive-behavioral version and treatment plans, Dugas and Robichaud current an in depth research of the etiology, evaluate, and remedy of Generalized anxiousness ailment (GAD).

Cognitive-Behavioral therapy for Generalized anxiousness disease: From technological know-how to Practice presents a assessment of the empirical aid for the several versions of GAD. It incorporates a precise description of the review and step by step remedy of GAD (including many examples of therapist-client dialogue), facts on remedy efficacy in person and crew treatment, and concludes with an outline of upkeep and follow-up strategies.

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Positive Beliefs about Worry The beliefs that individuals with GAD hold about worry have also received considerable study. In this section, we focus on the research on positive beliefs about worry because this line of study has direct implications for the treatment that is presented in the following chapters. , Wells & Carter, 1999), and that other cognitive-behavioral treatments focus on changing these beliefs to help individuals with GAD. Our research on positive beliefs about worry was initially the result of our interest in conditioning theory.

Put simply, the contribution of perfectionism and need for control to the tendency to worry is largely explained by intolerance of uncertainty. From a theoretical perspective, these findings imply that perfectionism and need for control are not essential components within a cognitive model of GAD. From a clinical perspective, this suggests that helping clients with GAD become more tolerant of uncertainty should also help them to decrease their perfectionism and need for control. We were also interested in knowing if intolerance of uncertainty was more highly related to worry than to other types of anxious symptoms.

1993). Most disturbing though is that despite their numerous medical visits, less than 10% of GAD clients receive adequate psychological or pharmacological treatment (Wittchen, 2002). This is likely to be due to the fact that the diagnosis of GAD is often “missed” in frontline care. In practical terms, these findings highlight the fact that a misdiagnosis of GAD is costly not only to the individual, who ends up suffering for years from a treatable condition, but also to society, as untreated GAD costs the health care system dearly in terms of time, money, and medical resources.

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