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Running head: JAR1Assignment 1: Quantitative Journal Article ReviewEmma LawsonYorkville UniversityPSYC 6213: Research MethodsJune 28, 2020
JAR12AbstractThis assignment is comprised of a Journal Article Review (JAR) related to the topic chosen for the Final Paper: The use of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for the treatment of anxiety disorders. This article, Metacognative therapy versus cognitive-behavioural therapy in adults with generalized anxiety disorder, employs an experimental design and is relevant to the topic of the Final Paper because it is comparing the effectiveness of another therapy with CBT on treating generalized anxiety disorder. Keywords: cognitive behavioural therapy, anxiety disorders, random assignment
JAR13Metacognitive Therapy versus Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy in Adults with GeneralizedAnxiety DisorderThis research study is assessing the effectiveness of metacognitive therapy (MCT) in comparison to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Cognitive behavioural therapy is most favored treatment for patients with GAD, however Nordahl et al. (2018) recognize there is room for significant improvement in regards to patient response to treatment. Their goal is to determine if MCT will have a better outcome, specifically in recovery rates. Literature ReviewPrevious research has found CBT is the most empirically supported treatment as a therapy of choice for GAD. Randomised trials have gathered data presenting that MCT has greater recovery rates of 72-80%, for anxiety and depression, in comparison to the 50% recoveryrate of CBT. It has greater efficacy for GAD and there is minimal overlap in treatment methods.Hypotheses To Be TestedThe study did not propose a direct hypothesis. The purpose of the study was to determine if the effectiveness of metacognitive therapy was comparable to that of the “gold standard” for

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