The relationship between anxiety sensitivity and obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions.

  title={The relationship between anxiety sensitivity and obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions.},
  author={Michael G Wheaton and Brittain L Mahaffey and Kiara R. Timpano and Noah Chase Berman and Jonathan S. Abramowitz},
  journal={Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry},
  volume={43 3},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Anxiety sensitivity (AS), the tendency to fear arousal-related body sensations based on beliefs that they are dangerous, is a cognitive vulnerability factor for certain anxiety symptoms such as panic and posttraumatic stress symptoms. Very little research, however, has examined the relationship between AS and obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptoms, which was the objective of the current research. METHODS We administered dimensional measures of AS and OC symptoms to a… CONTINUE READING
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