Uogólnione zaburzenie lękowe z perspektywy dysregulacji emocji
Rocznik: 2009 Tom: 15 Numer: 1
This article presents the role of emotion disregulation in setting up and maintaining of the generalized anxiety disorder. The processes of regulation and disregulation of emotions are defined and described as well as the criteria that differentiate the optimal emotion regulation from disregulation. The article also contains the description of clinical symptoms of the generalized anxiety disorder and some ways of explaining them from the emotion disregulation perspective. Particularly, the emphasis was put on experiential avoidance, worry as a strategy of emotion avoidance and deficits in emotion regulation (heightened intensity of emotions, poor understanding of emotions, negative reactivity of one’s emotional state, maladaptive coping strategies). In the end, the author attempts to establish a preliminary model of emotion disregulation in patients with generalized anxiety disorder.