Comparison Between the Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia Patients and Normal Controls on the Basis of Cognitions Affect and Physiology

Khawaja N.G., Oei T.P.S. and Evans L. (1993) Comparison Between the Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia Patients and Normal Controls on the Basis of Cognitions Affect and Physiology. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 21 3: 199-217. doi:10.1017/S135246580001047X


Author Khawaja N.G.
Oei T.P.S.
Evans L.
Title Comparison Between the Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia Patients and Normal Controls on the Basis of Cognitions Affect and Physiology
Journal name Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-1833
Publication date 1993
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S135246580001047X
Volume 21
Issue 3
Start page 199
End page 217
Total pages 19
Subject 3203 Clinical Psychology
Abstract Research using ambulatory monitoring and cognitive sampling procedures has revealed the importance of negatively biased cognitions in panic attacks and panic disorder. However, the normal population has never been investigated on the basis of these procedures and it is still unclear how patients deviate from them on the basis of negative cognitions and their interaction with affect and physiology. The present study investigated these issues by comparing 15 panic disorder patients with an equal number of normal controls. The results revealed that, although the pattern of reporting cognitions was similar, the two groups differed on type and content of the cognitions. In general, there were significant differences between the two groups for neutral and negative cognitions. Patients experienced high anxiety levels that were associated with cognitions of negative affect. There was a low frequency of reported panic attacks in the patients group. Possible reasons for the limited number of panic attacks are discussed.
Q-Index Code C1
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