Cognitive Therapy and Research

, Volume 43, Issue 1, pp 1–5 | Cite as

Cognitive Processes in Anxiety and Comorbid Physical Illness and Health Behavior: Introduction to the Special Issue

  • Samantha G. FarrisEmail author
  • Michael J. Zvolensky
Original Article


Anxiety symptoms and disorders are the most common psychiatric problems world-wide and are vastly overrepresented among individuals with chronic illness and poor health behavior. The purpose of the current special series is to bolster attention and highlight new research on cognitive processes as a basic element that may undergird the association between anxiety and chronic illness and health behavior. Findings in this issue highlight cognitive-based risk and resilience factors related to anxiety in individuals with various chronic conditions and problematic health behavior.


Anxiety Health Cognitive vulnerability 


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Drs. Samantha G. Farris and Michael J. Zvolensky declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants.

Research Involving Human and Animal Participants

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyRutgers, The State University of New JerseyPiscatawayUSA
  2. 2.University of HoustonHoustonUSA
  3. 3.The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CentersHoustonUSA
  4. 4.HEALTH InstituteHoustonUSA

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