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An experimental investigation of the role of safety-seeking behaviours in the maintenance of panic disorder with agoraphobia.

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This study evaluates the hypothesis that safety-seeking behaviours play an important role in maintaining anxiety because they prevent patients from benefiting from disconfirmatory experience. Patients suffering from panic disorder with agoraphobia carried out a behaviour test, closely followed by an experimental session, which included a brief (15 min) period of exposure during which participants either stopped or maintained within-situation safety-seeking behaviours. When the behaviour test ...

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Journal:
Behaviour research and therapy
Volume:
37
Issue:
6
Pages:
559-574
Publication date:
1999-06-05
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EISSN:
1873-622X
ISSN:
0005-7967
URN:
uuid:24a1610f-65e4-4c92-8ae0-a8dfd0ccd5ce
Source identifiers:
428540
Local pid:
pubs:428540

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