Anxiety sensitivity: a missing piece to the agoraphobia-without-panic puzzle.

@article{Hayward2007AnxietySA,
  title={Anxiety sensitivity: a missing piece to the agoraphobia-without-panic puzzle.},
  author={Chris M. Hayward and Kimberly A Wilson},
  journal={Behavior modification},
  year={2007},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={162-73}
}
This article reviews the controversy surrounding the diagnosis of agoraphobia without panic attacks and proposes a key role for anxiety sensitivity in explaining agoraphobic avoidance among those who have never experienced panic. Although rare in clinical samples, agoraphobia without panic is commonly observed in population-based surveys, including more recent studies in which misclassification bias is addressed. Differential treatment seeking may partially explain these discrepant findings… CONTINUE READING

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