publication . Other literature type . 2008

Anxiety sensitivity and psychosomatic symptoms in children and adolescents

Vulić-Prtorić, Anita; Cohza, Renata; Grubić, Marina; Lopižić, Josip; Padelin, Patricija;
Open Access Croatian
  • Published: 01 Jan 2008 Journal: Klinička psihologija, volume 1, issue 1-2 (issn: 1847-3172, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Naklada Slap
Abstract
Anxiety sensitivity is described as the fear of anxiety symptoms and physical sensations associated with anxiety. Understanding this fear of fear has particular importance in prevention and therapy of anxiety disorders, and especially in health psychology and ways of coping with health problems and illness in children and adolescents. The paper presents the results of the research in the sample of 184 participants in the age between 10 and 15 years, divided in 4 samples: 1) children with headaches in pediatric care (N=43), 2) children with asthma in pediatric care (N=46), 3) children reporting significant number of psychosomatic symptoms (N=53), and 4) healthy c...
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free text keywords: anksiozna osjetljivost; psihosomatski simptomi; astma; glavobolje; djeca, anxiety sensitivity; psychosomatic symptoms; asthma; headache; children
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