Reduced Concreteness of Worry in Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Findings from a Therapy Study

  title={Reduced Concreteness of Worry in Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Findings from a Therapy Study},
  author={Joachim Stoeber and Thomas D. Borkovec},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
A sample of clients diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) provided descriptions of the two major problems they worried about and of potential negative consequences associated with these problems, once before and once after they received cognitive–behavioral therapy. When descriptions were rated for concreteness and compared to those of normal controls, results showed that untreated GAD clients provided less concrete descriptions of their major worries relative to controls. After… CONTINUE READING

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