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A cognitive model of pathological worry

A cognitive model of pathological worry

We present an evidence-based model of pathological worry in which worry arises from an interaction between involuntary (bottom-up) processes, such as habitual biases in attention and interpretation favouring threat content, and voluntary (top-down) processes, such as attentional control. At a preconscious level, these processes influence the competition between mental representations when some correspond to the intended focus of attention and...

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