Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is one of the most prevalent anxiety disorders and is highly comorbid with other disorders. GAD is characterized by persistent, excessive and uncontrollable anxiety and worry about everyday life events. Additionally, GAD has been linked to inflexible patterns of cognitive, affective, physiological and neurobiological processes. Individuals with GAD are likely to present with interpersonal difficulties. Theoretical advances in the past two decades have facilitated improvements in treatment efficacy for GAD. Among different treatment approaches, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been known to be the treatment of choice for GAD. CBT focuses on the alleviation of anxiety and worry in cognitive, affective and psychophysiological processes of GAD. Future therapy can benefit from treatment component analysis and development of new therapy techniques.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Curated Reference Collection in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology|
|Publisher||Elsevier Science Ltd.|
|Number of pages||21|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2016|
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