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Cognitive Behavioral Model Of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) (1998)

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Individuals with generalized anxiety disorder report clinically significant worry alongside physical arousal. The Cognitive Behavioral Model Of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) describes the factors which serve to maintain this condition.

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Description

This cognitive behavioral model of generalized anxiety disorder identifies intolerance of uncertainty as a mechanism central to the maintenance of GAD.

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This is a Psychology Tools information handout. Suggested uses include:

  • Client handout – use as a psychoeducation resource
  • Discussion point – use to provoke a discussion and explore client beliefs
  • Therapist learning tool – improve your familiarity with a psychological construct
  • Teaching resource – use as a learning tool during training

References

  • Dugas, M. J., Gagnon, F., Ladouceur, R., & Freeston, M. H. (1998). Generalized anxiety disorder: A preliminary test of a conceptual model. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 36(2), 215-226.