Specificity of Childhood Learning Experiences in Relation to Anxiety Sensitivity and Illness/Injury Sensitivity: Implications for Health Anxiety and Pain

@article{Watt2008SpecificityOC,
  title={Specificity of Childhood Learning Experiences in Relation to Anxiety Sensitivity and Illness/Injury Sensitivity: Implications for Health Anxiety and Pain},
  author={M. Watt and Roisin M O'Connor and Sherry H. Stewart and Erin Moon and Lesley L. Terry},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy},
  year={2008},
  volume={22},
  pages={128 - 142}
}
Health anxiety refers to the preoccupation with and fear of bodily sensations arising from catastrophic misinterpretations about the significance of these sensations (Hadjistavropoulos, Asmundson, & Kowalyk, 2004). Constructs theoretically relevant to the development of both health anxiety and chronic pain are two of the putative “fundamental fears” identified by Reiss (1991)—anxiety sensitivity (AS) and illness/injury sensitivity (IS) (Cox, Borger, & Enns, 1999; Vancleef, Peters, Roelofs… 
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