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Our purpose was to evaluate joint hypermobility, an inherited disorder of the connective tissue significantly associated with anxiety disorders, in a sample of nonclinical students in relation to the frequency of severe fears and consumption of chocolate, coffee, cigarettes, and alcohol. One hundred fifty students completed the Hakim and Grahame Simple(More)
OBJECTIVE To test whether there is an association between somatotype measures, joint hypermobility (JH), and panic and/or agoraphobia (PA). METHOD Sociodemographic characteristics, somatotype, and JH status were assessed in 60 patients (30 men and 30 women) with PA and 60 non-clinical controls, matched by age and gender. RESULTS Patients and controls(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of the study was to assess the psychometric properties and the factor structure of the Spanish self-report version of the Panic Disorder Severity Scale (PDSS-SR). METHOD One hundred and twenty four patients meeting DSM-IV criteria for panic disorder were assessed with the Spanish PDSS-SR, the Anxiety Sensitivity Index-3 (ASI-3), the(More)
OBJECTIVES Our main goal was to provide the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Dimensional Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (DOCS) in a non-clinical sample (n = 237) and in adult patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) (n = 110). We also examined the association between OC symptom dimensions and obsessive beliefs. METHODS The(More)
INTRODUCTION The efficacy of cognitive-behavior therapy for panic disorder (PD) with or without agoraphobia is well established, but few data exist on its effectiveness using a group format. The goal of the present study was to assess the effectiveness of group CBT in a sample of PD patients in a specialized unit. METHODS Treatment consisted of nine(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and validate the TOPYPS scale, an instrument designed to: (i)detect with a high degree of suspicion the most frequent functional pathologies according to standard diagnostic criteria, and (ii)to assess the physical health in the general population quickly, comprehensive and reliable. DESIGN Validation of a scale. LOCATION Primary(More)
BACKGROUND Anxiety disorders are highly prevalent and result in low quality of life and a high social and economic cost. The efficacy of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders is well established, but a substantial proportion of patients do not respond to this treatment. Understanding which genetic and environmental factors are(More)
In the context of psychological treatment, a sudden gain is a large and enduring improvement in symptom severity that occurs between two single therapy sessions. The influence of sudden gains on long-term outcomes and functional impairment in anxiety disorders is not well understood, and little is known with regard to panic disorder in particular. In(More)
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