Cognitive Approaches to Anxiety Disorders

  • Aaron T. Beck


The phenomena of anxiety are well illustrated by the following scenario presented by a patient:

I am standing in front of a group and I suddenly begin to feel faint, my mind goes blank, my tongue cleaves to the roof of my mouth, I suddenly develop lockjaw, and my entire body begins to convulse gently until it becomes firmly fixed into a full body cast. My heart is beating so hard it feels as though it will burst, and the perspiration cascades out of my pores.


Anxiety Disorder Heart Attack Generalize Anxiety Disorder Panic Disorder Panic Attack 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Aaron T. Beck
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PennsylvaniaUSA

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