Influence of vulnerability factors in panic disorder severity.

  title={Influence of vulnerability factors in panic disorder severity.},
  author={Jorge Osma L{\'o}pez and Juan R Barrada Gonz{\'a}lez and Azucena Garc{\'i}a-Palacios and Cristina Botella Arbona},
  volume={28 2},
BACKGROUND We studied herein the predictive value for panic severity of three well-based vulnerability factors: personality traits (neuroticism and extraversion; NEO-PI-R), anxiety sensitivity (ASI), and perceived control (ACQ-R). METHOD The sample was composed of 52 participants diagnosed with panic disorder, with or without agoraphobia, according to DSM-IV-TR criteria. RESULTS Our results revealed that the anxiety facet is a better predictor of panic severity than neuroticism. Anxiety… CONTINUE READING
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