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(p. 26) The Nature of Anxiety 

(p. 26) The Nature of Anxiety
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(p. 26) The Nature of Anxiety
Author(s):

Peter D. McLean

and Sheila R. Woody

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195116250.003.0002
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date: 18 September 2019

This chapter explores the extent of current knowledge on the general nature of anxiety. It begins with a discussion of categorical and dimensional views of anxiety, including issues of diagnosis, subtyping, and comorbidity. It reviews research findings into the presence of a negative affect common to anxiety states, and cognitive factors that distinguish anxiety syndromes, as well as a hierarchical model of anxiety that incorporates information from both perspectives. Finally, results from research examining distinct components of the anxiety response (behavior, cognition, and physiology) are outlined.

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