The somatic symptom paradox in DSM-IV anxiety disorders: suggestions for a clinical focus in psychophysiology

@article{Wilhelm2001TheSS,
  title={The somatic symptom paradox in DSM-IV anxiety disorders: suggestions for a clinical focus in psychophysiology},
  author={F. Wilhelm and W. Roth},
  journal={Biological Psychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={57},
  pages={105-140}
}
Although DSM-IV criteria for anxiety disorders include physiological symptoms, these symptoms are evaluated exclusively by verbal report. The current review explores the background for this paradox and tries to demonstrate on theoretical and empirical grounds how it could be resolved, providing new insights about the role of psychophysiological measures in the clinic. The three-systems approach to evaluating anxiety argues that somatic measures as well as verbal and behavioral ones are… Expand
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