Somatic manifestations in women with generalized anxiety disorder. Psychophysiological responses to psychological stress.

@article{HoehnSaric1989SomaticMI,
  title={Somatic manifestations in women with generalized anxiety disorder. Psychophysiological responses to psychological stress.},
  author={Rudolf Hoehn-Saric and D R Mcleod and Wesley D. Zimmerli},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1989},
  volume={46 12},
  pages={1113-9}
}
Generalized anxiety disorder is associated with symptoms that suggest heightened muscular tension and autonomic arousal. Since self-reports of physiological states in patients with anxiety disorder are frequently unreliable, we compared 20 female patients with generalized anxiety disorder with a matched group of nonanxious controls on a battery of psychophysiological assessments (skin conductance, heart interbeat interval, blood pressure, respiration, and forehead and gastrocnemius… CONTINUE READING