Dimensions of anxiety sensitivity

Richard E. Zinbarg, Jan Mohtman, Nicholas N. Hong

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Reiss and colleagues (Reiss, 1987, 1991; Reiss & McNally, 1985; Reiss, Peterson, Gursky, & McNally, 1986) defined anxiety sensitivity (AS) as the fear of anxiety and anxiety-related sensations arising from beliefs that anxiety and related sensations have harmful consequences. Theoretical and empirical work over the past two decades accords AS and closely related constructs (such as the fear of fear) a central role in the nature and etiology of the anxiety disorders in general and panic disorder in particular (e.g., Barlow, 1988, 1991; Clark, 1986; Goldstein & Chambless, 1978; McNally, 1990; Reiss, 1991; Reiss & McNally, 1985; Reiss, Peterson, Gursky, & McNally, 1986).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnxiety Sensitivity
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Research, and Treatment of the Fear of Anxiety
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9781135706395
ISBN (Print)0805828656, 9781410603326
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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