Anxiety disorders, depression, and attributional style: A further test of the specificity of depressive attributions

@article{Heimberg2005AnxietyDD,
  title={Anxiety disorders, depression, and attributional style: A further test of the specificity of depressive attributions},
  author={Richard G Heimberg and Janet S. Klosko and Cynthia S. Dodge and Richard Shadick and Robert E. Becker and David H Barlow},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={13},
  pages={21-36}
}
This study examined the specificity to depression of the attributional style hypothesized by the reformulated model of learned helplessness. Scores on a modified version of the Attributional Style Questionnaire of patients with dysthymic disorder were compared with those of anxiety disorder patients (social phobic, agoraphobic, and panic disorder) and normal subjects. While dysthymic patients demonstrated more internal, global, and stable attributions for negative events than normals, they did… CONTINUE READING
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