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Generalised Anxiety Disorders: A Case Study

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Generalised anxiety disorder can be defined as excessive and uncontrollable worry, about a number of life events, accompanied by bodily symptoms of physical tension and heightened vigilance (Craske, 2003). Linden (2012) further explains that patients with generalised anxiety disorder may not exhibit the full anxiety syndromes all the time, but can be in a constant state of worry and heightened arousal.

He goes on to say that although “there are no specific triggers, their cognitive focus may be narrowed on specific areas of concern, such as money, health (their own or that of loved ones), death, job security or generally the future” (p. 216).
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