Interoceptive exposure exercises for social anxiety.

  title={Interoceptive exposure exercises for social anxiety.},
  author={Laura J. Dixon and Joshua J. Kemp and Nicholas R Farrell and Shannon M Blakey and Brett J. Deacon},
  journal={Journal of anxiety disorders},
Individuals with social anxiety disorder (SAD) commonly experience panic attacks and evidence increased anxiety sensitivity (AS) specific to noticeable anxiety sensations. Interoceptive exposure (IE) is an effective treatment for reducing AS, but few IE tasks target fears of blushing, sweating, or trembling, which are incorporated within AS social concerns and especially feared by individuals with SAD. The primary study aims were trifold: (1) identify novel IE tasks that produce blushing… CONTINUE READING
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