Evaluating Latent Discontinuity in Cognitive Vulnerability to Panic: A Taxometric Investigation

@article{Schmidt2005EvaluatingLD,
  title={Evaluating Latent Discontinuity in Cognitive Vulnerability to Panic: A Taxometric Investigation},
  author={Norman Bradley Schmidt and Roman Kotov and Darin R. Lerew and Thomas E Joiner and Nicholas S. Ialongo},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={29},
  pages={673-690}
}
Taxometrics is a statistical tool that can be used to discern psychopathological categories from continua. In this study, taxometric analyses were conducted to determine whether a psychopathological category (or taxon) underlies a cognitive vulnerability to panic (i.e., fear of anxiety symptoms and body vigilance). The construct was operationalized with 3 variables: the Anxiety Sensitivity Index, the Body Sensations Questionnaire, and the Body Vigilance Scale. The test was performed in a large… CONTINUE READING
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