Cognitive Behavioral Therapy As A Treatment For. Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder Worrying is a regular part of life–work, school, marriage, and children are all areas that can make anyone concerned. Normally, worrying subsides with time. For some, the worrying does not stop. The usual stressors of life become overwhelming and never-ending. It’s likely that those with constant worrying could be diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Aside from substance abuse, anxiety disorders are most prevalent in the United States (Fricchione, 2004). This paper will examine the symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder, its comorbidity, the treatment of cognitive-behavioral therapy, and its effectiveness.
About Generalized Anxiety Disorder
In the United States, six percent of people will develop GAD in their lives, with women diagnosed twice as much as men (Comer, 2015). According to the DSM-V, generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by person experiences uncontrollable anxiety and worry for six months or more (DSM-V; American Psychological Association, 2013). The symptoms include at least three of the following: edginess, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep problems (DSM-V; American Psychological Association, 2013). The symptoms must cause impairment in a critical daily functioning. In the article, “Cognitive-behavior therapy resolves implicit fear associations in generalized anxiety disorder,” Andrea Reineckea, Mike Rinckb, Eni S.…