Generalized Anxiety Disorder ( Cbt )

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Different Styles of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Tornike Rakviashvili
University of Maryland Baltimore Co.

The purpose of this paper is to examine different ways of using CBT in treating anxiety disorder. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the most used approach in treating anxiety and depression. There are different styles of CBT that are used to treat different subtypes of anxieties. However, the main focus of this paper will be about incorporating different intervention programs to CBT to treat Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).
According to DSM-V, “anxiety disorders include disorders that share features of excessive fear and anxiety and related behavioral disturbances.” Real or perceived imminent threat causes an emotional response that is identified as fear, whereas an anticipation of future threat is anxiety (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). DSM-V identifies several anxiety disorders: separation anxiety disorder, selective mutism, specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and substance/medication-induced anxiety disorder. In comparison to developmentally normative fear or anxiety, these disorders cause those responses to be excessive or persisting over developmentally appropriate periods. However, anxiety disorders are classified according to “the types of objects or situations that induce fear, anxiety, or avoidance behavior,…

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