The effect of mortality salience on bodily scanning behaviors in anxiety-related disorders.

  title={The effect of mortality salience on bodily scanning behaviors in anxiety-related disorders.},
  author={Rachel E. Menzies and Louise A Sharpe and Ilan Dar-Nimrod},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
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