Fear and Avoidance of Internal Experiences in GAD: Preliminary Tests of a Conceptual Model

@article{Roemer2005FearAA,
  title={Fear and Avoidance of Internal Experiences in GAD: Preliminary Tests of a Conceptual Model},
  author={Lizabeth Roemer and Kristalyn Salters and Susan D. Raffa and Susan M. Orsillo},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={29},
  pages={71-88}
}
The tendency to fear and avoid internal experiences may be an important characteristic of individuals with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). We review here theory and research suggesting that individuals with GAD may be experientially avoidant, and present preliminary evidence to support this model. Findings from both a non-clinical and clinical sample… CONTINUE READING