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

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.

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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  • 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.

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