Cognitive Behavioral Theory Application For Anxiety Disorder

Table of Contents

This is the beginning

A research of the available literature was conducted.

Comparative Literature

In summary,

This is an introduction.

Anxiety is a behavior that can cause high blood pressure, tension and a constant stream of worry thoughts. In the early days of anxiety, it was associated with a fear of danger or predators. Most anxiety cases in modern society are related to daily activities like work, family and money. This helps you to avoid developing anxiety disorders. Early diagnosis is key to successful treatment for anxiety disorders, according studies. It is therefore important that anyone who seems to be apprehensive about everyday activities should have their anxiety checked. Anxiety disorders can manifest in different ways, including panic disorder. There are many theories that can explain anxiety behavior.

CBT is the best theory to use in explaining anxiety disorder. Different groups have a higher risk of anxiety. According to larger studies, women are at a higher risk of anxiety disorders. Others include people under 35 years of age and those diagnosed with chronic diseases. These groups need to be monitored closely in order to detect anxiety disorders early and provide effective treatment.

Literature ReviewNumerous articles have been written on the subject of anxiety. These studies describe the different types and causes of anxiety as well as the risk groups for developing anxiety. According to David and colleagues, cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT), is the most effective standard of psychotherapy for managing anxiety issues. Researchers use several facts to support their claims. The researchers first note that cognitive-behavioral therapy is the best researched form psychotherapy. CBT has improved over the years due to the intensive research. Second, the paper argues that CBT does not have a systemic advantage over other psychotherapies. The paper presents other arguments to support its thesis. CBT models that promote theoretical change have received more research than other methods. They are therefore in line with current mainstream paradigms of human behavior and mind.

The cognitive behavioral therapy field is a growing area of research because it has a large knowledge gap. CBT is a very useful tool for anxiety specialists. The other authors discuss the impact CBT has on quality-of-life for people with anxiety disorders. This paper has a more direct connection to the subject of this review and is also linked with the original paper. CBT has been proven to be effective in treating anxiety disorders. It is still relatively unknown what the effects of cognitive behavioral treatment on anxiety disorders will be. In order to determine this effect, the authors conducted a study. The study revealed several things. CBT’s effectiveness is largely dependent on how it is delivered. It is more efficient to deliver the method face-toface than virtually via the internet. Also, cognitive behavior therapy is more efficient when used over longer periods of time. CBT was found to have positive effects both on the physical as well as psychological dimensions of quality of living. However, it is not as effective when applied to the social and environmental aspects of quality-of-life. These findings led to the conclusion that CBT was moderately effective in improving quality of life for anxiety disorders.

Another paper examined anxiety disorders in a different way. In the United States, anxiety disorders dominate psychiatric disorders. These disorders also have negative consequences. They include severe disability, poor health, alcoholism, and drug addiction. The authors state that anxiety disorders can be treated and suggest cognitive behavioral therapy or serotonin-reuptake inhibitors for treatment. Bystrisky’s (2013) report that only 60% of the patients who receive these treatments respond positively. The resistant group is the most likely to have a lower quality of lifestyle and be more prone towards suicidal thoughts. The paper focuses primarily on biological, social and treatment-specific factors that contribute to anxiety disorder resistance. In some cases, personality disorders can be a significant cause of resistance to therapy. OCD personality disorders are often mistaken for borderline and OCD. To avoid these cases, the paper suggests that a thorough diagnostic evaluation is performed before treatment can be administered. One of the reasons for resistance was the fact the anxiety theories like cognitive and biochemical theories don’t fully explain the complexity in anxiety disorders. The specialist treating them has to make their own assumptions, which can lead to resistance. The authors of the other group examine treatment for anxiety disorders.

Bandelow state that the success rate of a clinical specialist in treating anxiety disorders is dependent upon their approach (2017). According to the study, there is a high success rate when all theories of anxiety are considered during the diagnostic process. Some treatment methods fail because of the way they are carried out. The authors suggest that the treatment methods must be conducted according to standards. The study showed that anxiety disorders treatment has improved in recent years, thanks to the research conducted. This last literature review also examines CBT in the treatment of anxiety. CBT is used to treat a variety of anxiety disorders. These include obsessive/compulsive disorders, social anxieties, specific fears, generalized anxiousness, panic attacks, and posttraumatic distress disorder. The paper presents the two common CBT methods, cognitive therapy and exposure. The data collected from empirical studies is used to assess the effectiveness of CBT for anxiety disorders. The difficulties in administering treatment are discussed, as well as areas for future research.

Comparison of Literature Materials Almost all the materials reviewed by this paper concur that anxiety disorder is a problem that needs to be addressed. The literature used in this paper has explained the effects of anxiety in great detail. CBT has been deemed the most effective treatment for anxiety disorders. This is due to a variety reasons. It is the first method that has been examined by all the articles. Two out of five papers actually look at the other treatments that are available. Only one of the five papers claims cognitive behavioral therapy as the most effective treatment. However, two other papers support this claim by focusing on it so much. Secondly, many of the future research recommendations call for further study of this technique. CBT has been favored over other treatments for anxiety disorders.

CBT has been shown to be very effective. However, there are a few factors that can affect its effectiveness. First, studies show that CBT is more effective when delivered in person than online. Patients with anxiety disorders should therefore see their therapists face-to-face. The second reason is that, according to the data and analyses provided in the articles, this method has a higher success rate when used consistently over time. Both patient and therapist must be committed until the disorder has been completely resolved. The effects of switching therapists were not examined in any paper. The papers did no in-depth analysis of theories about anxiety. It is clear that the theories have different explanations for anxiety disorders. Accordingly, depending on what theory the specialist applies, two patients suffering from the same anxiety disorder may receive slightly different treatment. These papers agree that theories do not fully explain anxiety disorders. This can be a problem because it forces specialists to make educated guesses about what cannot be explained.

In conclusion, anxiety disorders can be a serious problem for people. They may cause disabilities and even suicide attempts. There has been a great deal of effort put into research and study to find a cure for this condition. Those at risk are the ones who have more anxiety disorder cases. Women, those with chronic illness, and people under 35 are at risk. Many theories try to explain the causes of anxiety disorders. But they are not comprehensive. Unfortunately, anxiety disorders are treatable. The cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) is the most successful of the different treatments based upon various theories. Studies have shown that treatments are more effective if they are delivered face-to-face over a longer period of time. Early diagnosis also improves the effectiveness of treatment. There are people who have anxiety disorders that are resistant in their treatment. More research is needed to find a solution to this problem.


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