Cognitive bias modification approaches to anxiety.

@article{MacLeod2012CognitiveBM,
  title={Cognitive bias modification approaches to anxiety.},
  author={Colin MacLeod and Andrew M. Mathews},
  journal={Annual review of clinical psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={8},
  pages={
          189-217
        }
}
Clinical anxiety disorders and elevated levels of anxiety vulnerability are characterized by cognitive biases, and this processing selectivity has been implicated in theoretical accounts of these conditions. We review research that has sought to evaluate the causal contributions such biases make to anxiety dysfunction and to therapeutically alleviate anxiety using cognitive-bias modification (CBM) procedures. After considering the purpose and nature of CBM methodologies, we show that variants… 

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