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Attentional and interpretive bias

Please explain one way that anxiety or depression can influence attentional and interpretive bias. Please provide examples.

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Attentional bias generally occurs when a person does not consider or examine all possible outcomes when making a decision or judgment. This can occur when comparing and contrasting different possibilities. For example, someone with depression or anxiety may view a decision differently due to their current state of mind and personal experiences. An individual with anxiety may not consider any option that would take him or her out of ...

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A discussion regarding anxiety and depression and how either diagnosis can influence attentional and interpretive bias. 240 words, 1 reference.