Anxiety sensitivity and panic disorder

@article{McNally2002AnxietySA,
  title={Anxiety sensitivity and panic disorder},
  author={Richard J. McNally},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2002},
  volume={52},
  pages={938-946}
}
  • R. McNally
  • Published 15 November 2002
  • Psychology
  • Biological Psychiatry
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A large, nonclinical sample of young adults was prospectively followed over a 5-week highly stressful period of time and anxiety sensitivity was found to predict the development of spontaneous panic attacks after controlling for a history of panic attacks and trait anxiety.
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