Surface Dependence: A Balance Control Strategy in Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia

  title={Surface Dependence: A Balance Control Strategy in Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia},
  author={R. Jacob and J. Furman and J. Durrant and S. M. Turner},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  • R. Jacob, J. Furman, +1 author S. M. Turner
  • Published 1997
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Objective Previous studies have reported vestibular dysfunction and impaired balance in patients with agoraphobia. Vestibular dysfunction may lead to an information processing strategy focusing on spatial stimuli from two nonvestibular sensory channels, vision and proprioception. This nonvestibular balance control strategy may in turn lead to discomfort in situations involving inadequate visual or proprioceptive spatial cues (space and motion discomfort). The objective of this study was to… CONTINUE READING
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