Experiential avoidance and behavioral disorders: A functional dimensional approach to diagnosis and treatment.

  title={Experiential avoidance and behavioral disorders: A functional dimensional approach to diagnosis and treatment.},
  author={Steven C. Hayes and Kelly G. Wilson and Elizabeth V. Gifford and Victoria M Follette and Kirk D. Strosahl},
  journal={Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology},
Syndromal classification is a well-developed diagnostic system but has failed to deliver on its promise of the identification of functional pathological processes. Functional analysis is tightly connected to treatment but has failed to develop testable. replicable classification systems. Functional diagnostic dimensions are suggested as a way to develop the functional classification approach, and experiential avoidance is described as 1 such dimension. A wide range of research is reviewed… 

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