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SELECTIVE ATTENTION TO PHYSICAL THREAT IN SUBJECTS WITH PANIC ATTACKS AND SPECIFIC PHOBIAS

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That patients with panic disorder exhibit an attentional bias towards physical threat has been inferred from their responses to such words in modified Stroop paradigms. The present study investigated selective attention to physical cues directly. Subjects were given a mild electrical shock to one ring finger followed by a target stimulus (vibration of one index finger) applied to either the same or the other hand. An attentional bias index was calculated by subtracting mean reaction times in ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
JOURNAL OF ANXIETY DISORDERS
Volume:
9
Issue:
1
Pages:
11-31
Publication date:
1995-01-01
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ISSN:
0887-6185
Source identifiers:
311246
Pubs id:
pubs:311246
UUID:
uuid:1e0fa046-adb1-42da-8902-8b4aba19b2df
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pubs:311246
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2012-12-19

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