Change in meta-cognition is associated with reduced levels of worry after treatment in an adult population with generalized anxiety disorder: A preliminary analysis
Masteroppgave, 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The Meta-cognitive model of generalized anxiety disorder (Wells, 1995) predicts that the most important factor in development and maintenance of GAD is negative meta-cognitive beliefs about the dangers and uncontrollability of worry. The present study aimed to examine the association between degree of change in negative meta-cognition and post-treatment levels of worry following treatment of generalized anxiety with Meta-cognitive therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The main finding of the study was that change in negative meta-cognitions accounted for more than half the variance in post-treatment worry. These preliminary results provide further empirical evidence for the role of meta-cognitive change in GAD.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 27 p.
Psychology Clinical psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:no:ntnu:diva-16526OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ntnu-16526DiVA: diva2:527716
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Nordahl, Hans Morten, Professor