Anxiety sensitivity and modulation of the serotonergic system in patients with PD.

@article{Romano2004AnxietySA,
  title={Anxiety sensitivity and modulation of the serotonergic system in patients with PD.},
  author={Pietra Romano and Nicole van Beek and Michele Cucchi and Sara Biffi and Giampaolo Perna},
  journal={Journal of anxiety disorders},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={423-31}
}
Anxiety sensitivity, i.e., the fear of anxiety-related bodily sensations, is one of the most studied cognitive variables in panic disorder (PD). However, the effects of selective serotonergic antipanic agents on this variable have not yet been investigated. The present study examines the effects of 6 weeks of treatment with citalopram on anxiety sensitivity in patients with PD. Twenty patients entered the study. On day 0, before starting drug treatment, after 1 week and after 6 weeks of… CONTINUE READING