Engaging in imagery versus verbal processing of worry: Impact on negative intrusions in high worriers

@inproceedings{Stokes2010EngagingII,
  title={Engaging in imagery versus verbal processing of worry: Impact on negative intrusions in high worriers},
  author={C Charles Stokes and Colette R. Hirsch},
  booktitle={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2010}
}
Chronic, excessive, and uncontrollable worry is the defining characteristic of generalised anxiety disorder. Worry largely consists of verbal thought and it has been postulated that this predominance of verbal thought in worry may contribute to its perseveration. In an investigation of this issue, high worriers were trained to engage in either imagery or verbal processing. Mentation was sampled before and after a five-minute period of worry during which participants engaged in either imagery of… CONTINUE READING
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