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Theory of Cognitive Distortions: Application to Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Franceschi, Paul (2011) Theory of Cognitive Distortions: Application to Generalised Anxiety Disorder. [Preprint]

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Abstract

In a previous paper (Compléments pour une théorie des distorsions cognitives, Journal de Thérapie Comportementale et Cognitive, 2007), we did present some elements aimed at contributing to a general theory of cognitive distortions. The latter elements, based on the reference class, the duality and the system of taxa, are applied here to generalised anxiety disorder. This allows to describe, on the one hand, the specific distortions related to generalised anxiety disorder, consistently with recent work emphasising the role played by uncertain situations with regard to future events. On the second hand, these elements allow to define one type of structured reasoning, of inductive nature, which contributes to the formation and maintenance of anxious ideas.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:cognitive therapy, cognitive distortions, generalised anxiety disorder
Subjects:Psychology > Applied Cognitive Psychology
Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
ID Code:7175
Deposited By:Franceschi, Paul
Deposited On:11 Jan 2011 03:27
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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