Physiological response and childhood anxiety: association with symptoms of anxiety disorders and cognitive bias.

@article{Weems2005PhysiologicalRA,
  title={Physiological response and childhood anxiety: association with symptoms of anxiety disorders and cognitive bias.},
  author={Carl F. Weems and Alan H Zakem and Natalie M. Costa and Melinda F. Cannon and Sarah E Watts},
  journal={Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53},
  year={2005},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={712-23}
}
This study examined the physiological response (skin conductance and heart rate [HR]) of youth exposed to a mildly phobic stimulus (video of a large dog) and its relation to child- and parent-reported anxiety symptoms and cognitive bias in a community-recruited sample of youth (n = 49). The results of this study indicated that HR and skin-conductance response were associated with youth report but not parent report of their child's symptoms of anxiety disorders and that HR response was more… CONTINUE READING

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