Improving homework compliance in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder Article Report uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Child Development
  • Cognition
  • Economics
  • Human Rights
  • Social Justice


  • Generalized anxiety disorder is a chronic condition characterized by beliefs that worry prepares and protects, but that excessive worry is out of control. In this article, I review the cognitive-behavioral model of generalized anxiety, focusing specifically on problems related to excessive worrying. Noncompliance in self-help homework is reflected in the patient's excessive focus on negative feelings, difficulty identifying automatic thoughts, demand for immediate results, and the belief that worries are realistic. Interventions for these problems are illustrated in the case of the treatment of a patient characterized by persistent worries, low self-confidence, procrastination, and avoidance.

publication date

  • April 30, 2002



  • Report


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/jclp.10028

PubMed ID

  • 11967876

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 499

end page

  • 511


  • 58


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