Intolerance of Uncertainty: From Transdiagnostic Model to Clinical Management

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Psychiatr Danub. 2021 Sep;33(Suppl 9):22-25.


The Covid-19 pandemic has brought out in some individuals an intolerance of uncertainty in their current circumstances. Intolerance of uncertainty is a transdiagnostic process that envisages future events as threatening and undesirable, with which the individual has little or no ability to cope. This makes such individuals more vulnerable to worry and negative emotions, as well as to developing various disorders. This article briefly analyzes how this has manifested during the COVID-19 pandemic and outlines some brief therapeutic techniques which have proved useful in patient’s management.