Anxiety sensitivity, cognitive biases, and the experience of pain.

  title={Anxiety sensitivity, cognitive biases, and the experience of pain.},
  author={Edmund Keogh and Mary Anne Cochrane},
  journal={The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society},
  volume={3 4},
It is becoming increasingly apparent that the tendency to be fearful of anxiety-related sensations, known as anxiety sensitivity, is closely associated with pain experiences. The aim of the current study was to determine the mechanisms by which such a relationship exists. Selective attentional and interpretative biases for negative material were compared as potential mediators of the anxiety sensitivity-pain relationship. With the cold pressor task, the current study found that high anxiety… CONTINUE READING

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