Treatment sensitivity of implicit threat evaluation, avoidance tendency and visual working memory bias in specific phobia

Publication year: 2011 Source: Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Available online 27 December 2011 Andrea Reinecke, Christian Soltau, Jürgen Hoyer, Eni S. Becker, Mike Rinck Cognitive theories of anxiety postulate that negative processing biases play a causal role in the pathogenesis of a disorder, while a normalisation of bias drives recovery. To test these assumptions it is essential to investigate whether biases seen in anxiety are treatment-sensitive, or whether they instead represent enduring vulnerability factors.

Publication year: 2011 Source: Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Available online 27 December 2011 Andrea Reinecke, Christian Soltau, Jürgen Hoyer, Eni S. Becker, Mike Rinck Cognitive theories of anxiety postulate that negative processing biases play a causal role in the pathogenesis of a disorder, while a normalisation of bias drives recovery. To test these assumptions it is essential to investigate whether biases seen in anxiety are treatment-sensitive, or whether they instead represent enduring vulnerability factors.

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Treatment sensitivity of implicit threat evaluation, avoidance tendency and visual working memory bias in specific phobia