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Sydney Pub Discussion: Generalised Anxiety Disorder: Aetiology, formulation and treatment

11 Feb 2019
07:00 pm
- 08:00 pm
The Bat and Ball Hotel
  • Sarah Edelman
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Generalised Anxiety Disorder: Aetiology, formulation and treatment

Presenter: Dr Sarah Edelman

Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is a chronic disorder characterised by excessive worry and accompanying somatic and cognitive symptoms, including muscle tension, restlessness, fatigue, irritability and sleep disturbances. It is one of the most common co-morbid disorders, and is frequently associated with depression, anxiety disorders and medically unexplained symptoms. In spite of moderately high lifetime prevalence (4% – 7%), the diagnosis is frequently missed by mental health practitioners. Because of its chronic course and extensive symptomatology, GAD has the potential to cause substantial disability and dysfunction.

Historically, CBT treatments for GAD have produced limited benefits.  In the last 20 years, new conceptual models explaining the underlying processes in GAD have emerged, and our understanding of the disorder and the factors that maintain it have expanded.  Many conventional therapies have given way to new, more innovative treatments. Most of these involve addressing cognitive processes rather than challenging the content of threat focused thoughts.  Evaluations of the new treatments demonstrate substantially greater effect sizes, including frequent resolution of GAD symptomatology.

This session will provide an overview of GAD, the key conceptual models and contemporary treatment based on a combination approach, borrowing from CBT, Metacognitive Therapy, ACT and MBSR.


A pub discussion is a relaxed opportunity to observe a presentation on an interesting topic related to cognitive behavioural therapy. There are opportunities for the willing to engage in a discussion relating to the topic towards the end of the presentation.


Registration 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start.


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