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Emotional processing and panic

Emotional processing and panic
Emotional processing and panic
In this paper Rachman’s concept of emotional processing was extended and a model highlighting the psychological operations underpinning processing was specified. Using this model, the aim was to investigate, by means of a questionnaire, whether patients with panic disorder (n=50) have more emotional processing difficulties than two samples of healthy controls (London, n=406; Aberdeen, n=125). The panic disorder group did have significantly more emotional processing difficulties than the control groups, showing a marked tendency to control feelings of anger, unhappiness and anxiety. Three emotional processing dimensions distinguished the panic from the control groups: greater control of emotional experiences (‘smothering’ or ‘bottling up’ emotions), greater awareness of feelings and more difficulties in labelling emotions. The authors hypothesise that emotional processing deficits act as a vulnerability factor for developing panic attacks.
emotional processing, emotions, emotional control, panic disorder
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Baker, R.
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Holloway, J.
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Thomas, P.W.
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Baker, R., Holloway, J., Thomas, P.W., Thomas, S. and Owens, M. (2004) Emotional processing and panic. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 42 (11), 1271-1287. (doi:10.1016/j.brat.2003.09.002).

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In this paper Rachman’s concept of emotional processing was extended and a model highlighting the psychological operations underpinning processing was specified. Using this model, the aim was to investigate, by means of a questionnaire, whether patients with panic disorder (n=50) have more emotional processing difficulties than two samples of healthy controls (London, n=406; Aberdeen, n=125). The panic disorder group did have significantly more emotional processing difficulties than the control groups, showing a marked tendency to control feelings of anger, unhappiness and anxiety. Three emotional processing dimensions distinguished the panic from the control groups: greater control of emotional experiences (‘smothering’ or ‘bottling up’ emotions), greater awareness of feelings and more difficulties in labelling emotions. The authors hypothesise that emotional processing deficits act as a vulnerability factor for developing panic attacks.

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Published date: November 2004
Keywords: emotional processing, emotions, emotional control, panic disorder

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Local EPrints ID: 49854
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/49854
ISSN: 0005-7967
PURE UUID: 4405dd28-53ec-4e42-a921-2ce324db31c5

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Date deposited: 05 Dec 2007
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 20:53

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Author: R. Baker
Author: J. Holloway
Author: P.W. Thomas
Author: S. Thomas
Author: M. Owens

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