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Cognitive factors in panic attacks: Symptom probability and sensitivity

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Psychological models of panic disorder propose that panic attacks result from the patient's fear response to certain body sensations. In the present study, we assessed three aspects of the fear of body sensations: subjective symptom probability, symptom sensitivity, and perceived coping ability (Symptom Probability and Cost Questionnaire, SPCQ). One-hundred-and-ten patients with panic disorder (88 with current panic attacks, 22 in remission), 81 infrequent panickers, 37 patients with other an...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly
Volume:
5
Issue:
3
Pages:
157-173
Publication date:
1991
ISSN:
0889-8391
URN:
uuid:614325ef-e615-4f90-82d7-ea3cfb148b35
Source identifiers:
311253
Local pid:
pubs:311253
Language:
English

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