A Psychological Model of Panic

  • David H. Barlow


As late as five years ago the topic of this chapter would have been a psychological model of anxiety. However, research has now progressed to the point where it is very difficult to talk of a psychological model of anxiety as if anxiety were a unitary phenomenon. Evidence is increasing that a large proportion of patients presenting with anxiety symptoms suffer from panic attacks. These panic attacks may represent a qualitatively different type of anxiety than the more generalized anxiety with which we are all familiar. And yet, we know very little about the phenomenon of panic.


Anxiety Disorder Generalize Anxiety Disorder Major Depressive Disorder Social Phobia Panic Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David H. Barlow
    • 1
  1. 1.State University of New York at AlbanyUSA

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