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Why We Believe Worry Helps Us

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Holding positive beliefs about worry ("It helps me problem solve, it makes me more contentious") can contribute to excessive worry and anxiety. Learn the most common positive beliefs about worry, and what you can do to lower your worry and anxiety.

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Why We Believe Worry Helps Us

Unrelenting worry is one of the primary features of Generalized Anxiety Disorder. New research shows that holding positive beliefs about your worry—believing it helps you to function as a better person and avoid negative things in life—contributes to maintaining your worry and anxiety. In fact, the results show that the more you buy into the positive beliefs about worry, the more severe your worry may be.

Why We Believe Worry Helps Us

Unrelenting worry is one of the primary features of Generalized Anxiety Disorder. New research shows that holding positive beliefs about your worry--believing

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