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The moderating role of avoidance behavior on anxiety over time: Is there a difference between social anxiety disorder and specific phobia?

Jürgen Margraf;
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  • Published: 03 Jul 2017
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Theories of anxiety disorders and phobias have ascribed a critical role to avoidance behavior in explaining the persistence of fear and anxiety, but knowledge about the role of avoidance behavior in the maintenance of anxiety in social anxiety disorder relative to specific phobia is lacking. This study examined the extent to which avoidance behavior moderates the relationship between general anxiety at baseline and 18 months later in women with a diagnosed social anxiety disorder (n = 91) and women with a diagnosed specific phobia (n = 130) at baseline. Circumscribed avoidance of social and specific situations were clinician-rated using the Anxiety Disorders Int...
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  • Funder: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Project Code: PBBS11-120509
  • Funding stream: Careers;Fellowships | Fellowships for prospective researchers
SNSF| Interaktions- und mediierende Effekte bei Paaren: Neue Ansätze und empirische Befunde
  • Funder: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Project Code: PBFR11-120897
  • Funding stream: Careers;Fellowships | Fellowships for prospective researchers
SNSF| NCCR SESAM: Swiss Etiological Study of Adjustment and Mental Health (phase I)
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  • Project Code: 51NF40-104890
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