Textbook of anxiety disorders (2nd ed.). Cognitive-behavioral concepts of anxiety

Robert A. DiTomasso, Arthur Freeman, Raymond Carvajal, Bruce Zahn

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In this chapter, the authors outline and discuss the cognitive behavioral theory and model of anxiety and anxiety disorders. The authors address the definition of anxiety and anxiety disorders; basic assumptions of the cognitive-behavioral theory of anxiety; the role of predisposing and precipitation factors; a cognitive-behavioral case conceptualization; and common misconceptions about cognitive theory. Where relevant, the authors use clinical research and case examples to illustrate their conceptual points. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved). (chapter)

Original languageAmerican English
PublisherTextbook of anxiety disorders (2nd ed.).
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010


  • cognitive behavioral therapy
  • anxiety
  • anxiety disorders
  • cognitive theory
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Concept Formation


  • Psychology

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