1Uskudar University, Clinical Psychologist, Istanbul, Turkey
2Uskudar University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Istanbul, Turkey
3Haydarpasa Numune Training Hospital, Clinic of Child and Adolecents Psychiatry, Istanbul, Turkey
Aim: The aim of this study is investigating the relationship between symptoms of anxiety and measures of automatic thoughts and dysfunctional attitudes which were developed for depression.
Material and Methods: One-hundred university students completed the Turkish version of Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), Automatic Thoughts Scale (ATQ), Dysfunctional Attitudes Scale (DAS) and a sociodemographic form. Data were analyzed by SPSS 24.
Results: The results indicated that there was a moderate positive correlation between anxiety and automatic thoughts. Dysfunctional attitudes, specifically Perfectionism and Need for Approval showed weak positive correlation with anxiety symptoms.
Conclusion: This finding shows that the cognitive content of both disorders cannot be fully separated.
Keywords: Anxiety; automatic thoughts; dysfunctional attitudes