Attentional biases to threat in social anxiety disorder: time to focus our attention elsewhere?

@article{Wermes2018AttentionalBT,
  title={Attentional biases to threat in social anxiety disorder: time to focus our attention elsewhere?},
  author={Richard Wermes and Tania Marie Lincoln and Sylvia Helbig-Lang},
  journal={Anxiety, stress, and coping},
  year={2018},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={
          555-570
        }
}
BACKGROUND Cognitive models propose that attentional biases to threat contribute to the maintenance of social anxiety disorder (SAD). However, the specific characteristics of such biases are still object to debate. OBJECTIVES The current study aimed to disentangle effects of trait and state social anxiety on attention allocation towards social stimuli. METHODS Participants with SAD (n = 67) and healthy controls (n = 62) completed three visual search tasks while their eye movements were… CONTINUE READING
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