Psychological research and theory

Psychological research and theory have demonstrated that dysfunctional schemas account for many problems, such as depression, drug and alcohol problems, anxiety problems, eating disorders, and personality disorders.

What are the problems caused by schemas?
The problem with schemas is that they are often rigid and resistant to change. Schemas are often biased to the negative or represent a kind of fear-based thinking that is unhelpful. When you have this lens, you may impose this view on the world or act in ways that make it come true without realizing it.
How can schemas lead to anxiety disorders?
Maladaptive schemas, as theorized by Young (1990), perpetuate anxiety pathology by hindering the individual’s ability to alter behaviors, thoughts, emotions, and overall approach to adverse events.

Are there other problems related to schema-focused relational problems?

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