Anxiety sensitivity: multiple dimensions and hierarchic structure.

  title={Anxiety sensitivity: multiple dimensions and hierarchic structure.},
  author={Steven Taylor and Brian J Cox},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  volume={36 1},
Anxiety sensitivity (AS) is the fear of anxiety-related sensations, based on beliefs that these sensations have harmful consequences. AS is thought to play an important role as a diathesis for anxiety disorders, particularly panic disorder. Recent evidence suggests that AS has a hierarchical structure, consisting of multiple lower-order factors, which load on a single higher-order factor. If each factor corresponds to a discrete mechanism, then the results suggest that AS arises from a… CONTINUE READING