Perceived functions of worry among generalized anxiety disorder subjects: distraction from more emotionally distressing topics?

  title={Perceived functions of worry among generalized anxiety disorder subjects: distraction from more emotionally distressing topics?},
  author={Thomas D. Borkovec and Lizabeth Roemer},
  journal={Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry},
  volume={26 1},
  • T. Borkovec, L. Roemer
  • Published 1 March 1995
  • Psychology
  • Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry

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