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Robust dimensions of anxiety sensitivity: development and initial validation of the Anxiety Sensitivity Index-3.
Accumulating evidence suggests that anxiety sensitivity (fear of arousal-related sensations) plays an important role in many clinical conditions, particularly anxiety disorders. Research hasExpand
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Assessment of obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions: development and evaluation of the Dimensional Obsessive-Compulsive Scale.
Although several measures of obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptoms exist, most are limited in that they are not consistent with the most recent empirical findings on the nature and dimensional structureExpand
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The biomedical model of mental disorder: a critical analysis of its validity, utility, and effects on psychotherapy research.
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  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Clinical psychology review
  • 1 November 2013
The biomedical model posits that mental disorders are brain diseases and emphasizes pharmacological treatment to target presumed biological abnormalities. A biologically-focused approach to science,Expand
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Psychometric properties and construct validity of the Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory--Revised: Replication and extension with a clinical sample.
The present study examined the psychometric properties and construct validity of the Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory--Revised (OCI-R) with the aim of replicating and extending previous findings, andExpand
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the ChemiCal imbalanCe explanation of Depression: reDuCing blame at What Cost?
Brain disease models of psychopathology, such as the popular “chemical imbalance” explanation of depression, have been widely disseminated in an attempt to reduce the stigma of mental illness.Expand
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The Disgust Propensity and Sensitivity Scale-Revised: psychometric properties and specificity in relation to anxiety disorder symptoms.
The present study examined the factor structure and psychometric properties of the Disgust Propensity and Sensitivity Scale-Revised (DPSS-R) in a nonclinical sample (N=340). Principal componentsExpand
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The relevance of analogue studies for understanding obsessions and compulsions.
Analogue samples are often used to study obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptoms and related phenomena. This approach is based on the hypothesis that results derived from such samples are relevant toExpand
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Exposure Therapy for Anxiety: Principles and Practice
Part I: The Fundamentals of Exposure Therapy. Overview and History of Exposure Therapy for Anxiety. How Well Does Exposure Therapy Work? The Nature and Treatment of Clinical Anxiety. TreatmentExpand
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Specificity of disgust sensitivity in the prediction of behavioral avoidance in contamination fear.
This study examined the specificity of disgust sensitivity in predicting contamination-related anxiety and behavioral avoidance. Participants high (n=26) and low (n=30) in contamination fearExpand
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The Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale: factor analysis, construct validity, and suggestions for refinement.
The Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS) is widely acknowledged as the gold standard measure of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) symptom severity. Despite its popularity, a number ofExpand
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