Preference between onset predictable and unpredictable administrations of 20% carbon-dioxide-enriched air: implications for better understanding the etiology and treatment of panic disorder.

@article{Lejuez2000PreferenceBO,
  title={Preference between onset predictable and unpredictable administrations of 20% carbon-dioxide-enriched air: implications for better understanding the etiology and treatment of panic disorder.},
  author={Carl W. Lejuez and Georg H. Eifert and Michael J Zvolensky and J Barrett Richards},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Applied},
  year={2000},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={349-58}
}
Predictability of aversive events impacts the development and maintenance of anxiety, particularly panic disorder. Although animal studies typically have found a preference for signaled (predictable) over unsignaled (unpredictable) aversive events, results of research with human participants have been less clear. Using a panic-relevant paradigm, the authors examined predictability preference with humans as a function of anxiety sensitivity and gender during repeated administrations of 20… CONTINUE READING