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Enhanced anger superiority effect in generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder.

Abstract:

People are typically faster and more accurate to detect angry compared to happy faces, which is known as the anger superiority effect. Many cognitive models of anxiety suggest anxiety disorders involve attentional biases towards threat, although the nature of these biases remains unclear. The present study used a Face-in-the-Crowd task to investigate the anger superiority effect in a control group and patients diagnosed with either generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) or panic disorder (PD). Th...

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Broadhurst, S More by this author
Kokoszka, A More by this author
Georgiou, GA More by this author
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Journal:
Journal of anxiety disorders
Volume:
26
Issue:
2
Pages:
329-336
Publication date:
2012-03-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-7897
ISSN:
0887-6185
URN:
uuid:25c5d6ab-12f0-4921-acc0-bdc16ce2374d
Source identifiers:
421247
Local pid:
pubs:421247

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