Approach and avoidance tendencies in depression and anxiety disorders.


Anxiety is linked to increased avoidance and inhibition, whereas depression is linked to decreased approach and diminished behavioral activation. Although these notions are widely recognized, systematic investigation of approach-avoidance tendencies is lacking across these diagnostic groups. Participants (mean age = 45.6; 65.8% female) were subdivided in… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.07.010