Anxiety sensitivity, anxiety, and depression in older patients and their relation to hypochondriacal concerns and medical illnesses.

@article{Bravo2001AnxietySA,
  title={Anxiety sensitivity, anxiety, and depression in older patients and their relation to hypochondriacal concerns and medical illnesses.},
  author={Irene M. Bravo and Wendy Silverman},
  journal={Aging & mental health},
  year={2001},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={349-57}
}
This study examined the role of anxiety sensitivity (the fear of anxiety symptoms because such symptoms are believed to have harmful consequences), anxiety, and depression in older adults and their relation to hypochondriacal concerns and medical illnesses. The sample included 53 clinic-referred (M age = 78.8 years), and 53 non-clinic referred (M age = 70.9 years) older adults. It was examined whether (1) anxiety sensitivity was elevated in the clinic-referred group relative to the non-referred… CONTINUE READING

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