Anxiety sensitivity: prospective prediction of panic attacks and Axis I pathology.

@article{Schmidt2006AnxietySP,
  title={Anxiety sensitivity: prospective prediction of panic attacks and Axis I pathology.},
  author={Norman Bradley Schmidt and Michael J Zvolensky and Jon K. Maner},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2006},
  volume={40 8},
  pages={691-9}
}
Emerging evidence suggests that anxiety sensitivity (AS) predicts subsequent development of anxiety symptoms and panic attacks. However, evidence regarding whether AS serves as a premorbid risk factor for the development of clinical syndromes is lacking. The primary aim of the present study was to determine whether AS acts as a vulnerability factor in the pathogenesis of psychiatric diagnoses. A large nonclinical sample of young adults (N=404) was prospectively followed over two years. The… CONTINUE READING

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