Efficacy of EMDR treatment in generalized anxiety disorder after a long-standing pharmacological tratment - A case report

Description

Anxiety is generally defined as a response of the human body to danger or threat. It usually occurs when, on the one hand, a person does not expect that in the future everything will be alright, and on the other hand, does not feel ready for such a future. It can be more precisely defined as a feeling of apprehension, which occurs as a response to a threat that a person considers vital for his/her existence. Anxiety is an unpleasant emotion of fear and apprehension. The main difference between fear and anxiety is that, with fear, there is a real threat in the present. Whereas with anxiety, this threat is anticipated in the future. The purpose of anxiety is explained with the evolution theory (Bujas 2014, Crnkovi􀃼 2017). During human evolution, anxiety has served to enable the protection of the system, namely to motivate the adaptive functions inducing the flight-or-flight response in potentially dangerous situations. (Beck et al. 1985, Hawton et al. 2008).

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Journal

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English

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Irma Omeragić
Mevludin Hasanović

Original Work Citation

Omeragić, I., & Hasanović, M. (2021). Efficacy of EMDR treatment in generalized anxiety disorder after a long-standing pharmacological tratment - A case report. Psychiatria Danubina, 33(Supplement 1), S77-S82

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“Efficacy of EMDR treatment in generalized anxiety disorder after a long-standing pharmacological tratment - A case report,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed July 29, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/26815.

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