Physiological hyperarousal as a specific correlate of symptoms of anxiety among young psychiatric inpatients


Gencoz F., Gencoz T., Joiner T.

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY, vol.28, no.4, pp.409-412, 2000 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.2224/sbp.2000.28.4.409
  • Journal Name: SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.409-412

Abstract

Neuropsychological, cognitive, and factor-analytic models of anxiety and depression consistently view the physiological hyperarousal (PH) factor as a specific component of anxiety disorders and symptoms. In the present study, young psychiatric inpatients were assessed on self-report measures of PH, anxiety, and depression. PH was associated with symptoms of anxiety, but riot depressive symptoms, consistent with the specificity of PH to symptoms of anxiety.