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Biological models of panic disorder and agoraphobia--a review.

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Biological models have had major consequences for the therapy and theory of panic disorder and agoraphobia. Authors such as Klein and Sheehan propose a qualitative biological distinction between panic attacks and other types of anxiety. Central arguments for their models include drug specificity, panic induction, family data, spontaneity of panic attacks and separation anxiety. A look at the evidence, however, shows surprisingly little empirical support for these arguments. In spite of the gr...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Behaviour research and therapy
Volume:
24
Issue:
5
Pages:
553-567
Publication date:
1986
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-622X
ISSN:
0005-7967
URN:
uuid:c1169bde-06d9-458d-97bc-da430a6f74f2
Source identifiers:
311274
Local pid:
pubs:311274

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