Isolated sleep paralysis and fearful isolated sleep paralysis in outpatients with panic attacks.

  title={Isolated sleep paralysis and fearful isolated sleep paralysis in outpatients with panic attacks.},
  author={Brian Andrew Sharpless and Kevin Scott McCarthy and Dianne L Chambless and Barbara L Milrod and Shabad-Ratan Khalsa and Jacques P Barber},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychology},
  volume={66 12},
Isolated sleep paralysis (ISP) has received scant attention in clinical populations, and there has been little empirical consideration of the role of fear in ISP episodes. To facilitate research and clinical work in this area, the authors developed a reliable semistructured interview (the Fearful Isolated Sleep Paralysis Interview) to assess ISP and their proposed fearful ISP (FISP) episode criteria in 133 patients presenting for panic disorder treatment. Of these, 29.3% met lifetime ISP… CONTINUE READING
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