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27 July 2011

Worrying has impact on relationships

A new study, led by a Case Western Reserve University faculty member in psychology, shows that worrying can be so intrusive and obsessive that it interferes in the person’s life.

Most people worry from time to time. A new research study, led by a Case Western Reserve University faculty member in psychology, also shows that worrying can be so intrusive and obsessive that it interferes in the person’s life and endangers the health of social relationships.

Przeworski and colleagues at Penn State University observed that people in therapy for GAD manifested their worries in different ways, based on how they interact with other people.

Interactive styles of people with GAD
In two studies the researchers found four distinct interactive styles prominent among people with GAD: intrusive, cold, non-assertive and exploitable.

 
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