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Trigger anxiety spirals with special emphasis on

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trigger anxiety spirals with special emphasis on increasingly early cue detection; external and especially internal cue hierarchy development; formal slowed diaphragmatic breathing and progressive relaxation (Paul Crits-Christoph et al 2011). The researchers
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12 have developed a clear-cut procedure that can easily be followed by those who wish to conduct this study again. Statistical analyses. Statistical results for this study were displayed through percentage charts. These charts thoroughly depicted results within different ethnic groups, marital status, as well as employment conditions. The limits of this study directly came from the size of the subject pool. Due to such a rigid criteria the original subject pool of over 300 was drastically reduced. Within the HAM-A the combined treatment group scored 2.1 points higher (P<.05) than the group who relied solely on medication. Results and discussion. Initially this study began with 334 patients who were enrolled for the medication trial. The subject pool drastically was reduced because only 26 patients accepted cognitive-behavioral therapy (only 33% of those offered cognitive- behavioral therapy) and 40 patients included in this study were not offered cognitive- behavioral therapy (Paul Crits-Christoph et al 2011). The results showed no significant difference with in the demographic of subjects. Cognitive-behavioral therapy resulted with the highest scores within the evaluation exams. Patients within both studies improved considerably. The current study found no evidence of additional benefits for combined cognitive-behavioral therapy and venlafaxine XR compared to venlafaxine XR alone in the treatment of GAD (Paul Crits-Christoph et al 2011). Although these subjects were located through clinics nearly two-thirds of clients declined the offers of cognitive- behavioral therapy resulting in limits within the study. These limits reduced the true accuracy of the results, the increased effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy alone still has a level of uncertainty due to the similarity of results with both medications and cognitive behavioral therapy.
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13 Generalized Anxiety Disorder Summary By definition anxiety is directly correlated to an individuals thoughts as well as the actions that are taken towards those thoughts. Within the studies, cognitive-behavioral therapy resulted in a larger rate of success due it its versatility in addressing the core issues that come from generalized anxiety disorder. Where as other treatments used throughout the studies such as behavioral therapy only address on portion of the problems. Differences within the last study strongly result from the effects of the medication within an individual’s physiological construct. Medications directly mold and re-modify the way an organism functions, where as cognitive-behavioral therapy requires a proactive approach from those receiving the treatment. Define anxiety; why effective over behavioral.
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