The global Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is colliding with mental and physical health comorbidities. Tobacco use persists as the global leading cause of preventable death and disability and is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular diseases, lung disorders, cancers, diabetes, and hypertension – conditions thought to exacerbate COVID-19 symptom …Read More »
A randomized controlled pilot study evaluating Worry Less, Live More: The Mindful Way Through Anxiety Workbook
Consumers spend close to a billion dollars on self-improvement books each year. On the one hand, the wide popularity of self-improvement books offers tremendous opportunity. Millions of people struggle with anxiety, stress, and worry each year, but few are able to access the evidence-based psychotherapies that successfully target these problems. …Read More »
Are we certain about which measure of intolerance of uncertainty to use yet?
Intolerance of Uncertainty (IU) has been understood as a dispositional tendency to view the presence of negative events as unacceptable and threatening, regardless of the likelihood of those events occurring. The preference over the 12-item vs. 27-item of the IUS has been central to debate. The goals of the present …Read More »
What’s in a name? Intolerance of uncertainty, other uncertainty-relevant constructs, and their differential relations to worry and generalized anxiety disorder
A number of studies have examined the association of intolerance of uncertainty (IU) to trait worry and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). However, few studies have examined the extent of overlap between IU and other psychological constructs that bear conceptual resemblance to IU, despite the fact that IU-type constructs have been …Read More »