Difficulty in disengaging attention from threatening facial expressions in anxiety: a new approach in terms of benefits.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Recent work suggests that the ability to disengage attention from threatening information is impaired in anxiety. The present study compared the difficulty to disengage from angry, fearful and neutral faces in Low Trait Anxious individuals (LTA) versus High Trait Anxious individuals (HTA) at two stages of facial expression… (More)