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Cognition-behaviour links in the persistence of panic.

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The cognitive theory of panic disorder proposes that panic attacks occur as a result of an enduring tendency to misinterpret bodily sensations as a sign of imminent catastrophe such as a heart attack. The persistence of such catastrophic cognitions is in part due to the tendency of patients to avoid and/or escape situations where panic occurs. It is proposed that within-situation safety seeking behaviours also have the effect of maintaining catastrophic cognitions in the face of repeated pani...

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Journal:
Behaviour research and therapy
Volume:
34
Issue:
5-6
Pages:
453-458
Publication date:
1996-01-01
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EISSN:
1873-622X
ISSN:
0005-7967
URN:
uuid:b70937af-3f8b-4b1b-9474-e2032d40525a
Source identifiers:
428549
Local pid:
pubs:428549

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