Being Intolerant of Uncertainty

We all know that life is uncertain and that many situations can cause stress. One example is flying across the country to visit relatives or friends and being at the mercy of weather patterns and long lines. While many people can handle these situations fine, there are others who have negative emotional and behavioral reactions to uncertain situations. A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology examined whether or not there was a relationship between having an ‘intolerance of uncertainty’ and emotional disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, depressive disorder, and OCD. Results showed that intolerance of uncertainty was positively correlated with depression and anxiety.

Read the full article here:  CBT for Treatment of Intolerance of Uncertainty