Discomfort intolerance: evaluation of a potential risk factor for anxiety psychopathology.

@article{Schmidt2007DiscomfortIE,
  title={Discomfort intolerance: evaluation of a potential risk factor for anxiety psychopathology.},
  author={Norman Bradley Schmidt and John A. Richey and Kiara R. Cromer and Julia D Buckner},
  journal={Behavior therapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={247-55}
}
Discomfort intolerance, defined as an individual difference in the capacity to tolerate unpleasant bodily sensations, is a construct recently posited as a risk factor for panic and anxiety psychopathology. The present report used a biological challenge procedure to evaluate whether discomfort intolerance predicts fearful responding beyond the effects of trait anxiety and a well-established psychological vulnerability factor (i.e., anxiety sensitivity). Nonclinical community participants (N=44… CONTINUE READING

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