Change in meta-cognition is associated with reduced levels of worry after treatment in an adult population with generalized anxiety disorder: A preliminary analysis
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- Institutt for psykologi 
The Meta-cognitive model of generalized anxiety disorder (Wells, 1995) predicts that the most important factor in development and maintenance of GAD is negative meta-cognitive beliefs about the dangers and uncontrollability of worry. The present study aimed to examine the association between degree of change in negative meta-cognition and post-treatment levels of worry following treatment of generalized anxiety with Meta-cognitive therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The main finding of the study was that change in negative meta-cognitions accounted for more than half the variance in post-treatment worry. These preliminary results provide further empirical evidence for the role of meta-cognitive change in GAD.