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It has been proposed that high anxiety sensitivity amplifies a number of fears and anxiety reactions. The purpose of this study was to examine whether anxiety sensitivity influences pain-related anxiety and associated cognitive and affective reactions in patients with physically unexplained chronic back pain. Seventy patients with chronic back pain without(More)
Panic attack symptomatology was investigated in 212 panic disorder patients (60 men, 152 women) using the Panic Attack Questionnaire, Feelings of helplessness and thoughts of escape had the highest mean severity ratings, but are not currently listed in the DSM-III-R. The DSM-III-R symptoms labeled choking or smothering sensations, paresthesias, nausea, and(More)
The authors collected a series of 236 cases of multiple personality (MPD) reported to them by 203 psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and other health care professionals. MPD patients experienced extensive sexual (79.2%) and physical (74.9%) abuse as children. They had been in the health care system for an average of 6.7 years before being diagnosed with(More)
OBJECTIVE A 2-year study was undertaken to determine the frequency of multiple personality disorder among general adult psychiatric inpatients. METHOD All individuals admitted to two 23-bed acute care wards in a teaching hospital in Winnipeg, Man., were screened with the Dissociative Experiences Scale. Individuals with prior diagnoses of multiple(More)
The Dissociative Disorders Interview Schedule was administered to 20 subjects with multiple personality disorder, 20 with schizophrenia, 20 with panic disorder, and 20 with eating disorders. The findings showed that multiple personality can be differentiated from the other groups on variables such as history of physical abuse, sexual abuse, substance abuse,(More)
This study served to replicate and extend our previously obtained hierarchical model of the relationships among general anxiety vulnerabilities, specific anxiety vulnerabilities and specific anxiety manifestations including panic symptoms, health anxiety, obsessive-compulsive symptoms and worry. Questionnaires assessing these variables, as well as positive(More)
This study evaluated a theoretical hierarchical relationship among the general anxiety vulnerability variable of neuroticism, the specific vulnerability variables of anxiety sensitivity and intolerance of uncertainty, and variables reflecting specific anxiety foci including panic symptoms, health anxiety, obsessive-compulsive symptoms and generalized(More)
A number of reports have suggested that some cases of multiple personality disorder might be due to temporal lobe epileptic discharges. We have administered a structured interview, the Dissociative Disorders Interview Schedule, to 20 subjects with multiple personality disorder, 20 with complex partial seizures, and 28 neurologic controls. Subjects also(More)
The purpose of the present article is to provide unification to a number of somewhat disparate themes in the chronic pain and phobia literature. First, we present a summary review of the early writings and current theoretical perspectives regarding the role of avoidance in the maintenance of chronic pain. Second, we present an integrative review of recent(More)