Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

It is the most common type of anxiety disorder which can be characterized by regular or uncontrollable worries about various activities and events. People with GAD may find it very difficult to control their worries and they may expect the worst in situations even though there is no reason for concern. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is the first-line recommended treatment for reducing associated symptoms. The result of meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) show that, CBT has a significant impact on improving anxiety symptoms by using imaginal exposure, situational (in vivo) exposure, applied relaxation and psychoeducation (Cuijpers et al., 2014).