Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing And Pharmacotherapy

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“Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterized by pervasive worry that is difficult to control and leads to exhausting hypervigilance, multiple somatic symptoms, and impaired social and occupational functioning.” – Resource 7. Resource 4 states that people with GAD have linked GAD to a large amount of their emotions and feel as if their tendence to worry is dangerous and sometimes out of control. This continus on to to effect a big portion of the individuals life. It can affect how they negatively perceive their emotions, thoughts and physiological sensations. Individuals with GAD can feel a strong lack of compassion in regards to their experiences and self processing. This essay will be discussing three different kinds of treatment…show more content…
The study used a control group and the results were made from self-reporting, observer measures, test on their anxiety, depression, ect. The results found that drug therapy was more efficient then CBT in regards to therapy for anxiety and depression. The computational methods that were used in different studies affected the analysis of the comparison. Some of the studies analyzed by resource 8 found that Pharmacotherapy was similar in results compared to CBT. Pharmacotherapy has its negatives as well, benzodiazepines especially is know for its serve adverse affects when used long term. It can cause memory impairment as well as physical dependence after long-term use. Resource 7 is a study conducted to examine the efficacy and safety of pharmacotherapy. The medication tested was duloxetine hydrochloride; the experiment was double blind with 327 out patient as participants. The study was done over 10 weeks. “Duloxetine can cause nausea, dizziness and somnolence. Nausea was the most frequent event and was experienced as mild for 16.1%, moderate for 17.9%, and severe for 3% of the duloxetine group.” Resource 7. Motivational interviewing was previously used for Addiction. A recent approach. Collaboration, noticing the clients change of speech. Client center. It is self motivating and is focused on the clients thoughts and self talk. There is a strong focus on empathy and a strong client-therapist relationship. Motivational interviewing (MI) links in with Karl Rogers
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