Expanding Our Conceptualization of and Treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Integrating Mindfulness/Acceptance‐Based Approaches With Existing Cognitive‐Behavioral Models

@article{Roemer2006ExpandingOC,
  title={Expanding Our Conceptualization of and Treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Integrating Mindfulness/Acceptance‐Based Approaches With Existing Cognitive‐Behavioral Models},
  author={Lizabeth Roemer and Susan M. Orsillo},
  journal={Clinical Psychology-science and Practice},
  year={2006},
  volume={9},
  pages={54-68}
}
Generalized anxiety disorder (CAD) is a chronic, pervasive disorder for which we have yet to develop sufficiently efficacious interventions. In this article we propose that recent research and theory regarding this disorder supports the integration of acceptance-based treatments with existing cognitive-behavioral treatments for CAD to improve the efficacy and clinical significance of such approaches. The bases for this proposal (from both the CAD and the acceptance-based treatment literature… 

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