Memory bias in panic disorder: An investigation of the cognitive avoidance hypothesis

  title={Memory bias in panic disorder: An investigation of the cognitive avoidance hypothesis},
  author={Maryl{\`e}ne Cloitre and Michael R. Liebowitz},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
Individuals with panic disorder (n = 14) and normal controls (n = 14) performed two different memory tasks: a high-speed recognition task that measured perceptual memory (memory for the sensory/perceptual features of a stimulus) and a free recall task that measured semantic memory (memory for the meaning associated with the stimulus). Subjects' memory for threatening, positive, and neutral words was evaluated. In contrast to normal controls, panic disorder patients showed better perceptual… Expand

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