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ERIC Number: EJ797000
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0005-7894
Emotion Regulation Difficulties Associated with the Experience of Uncued Panic Attacks: Evidence of Experiential Avoidance, Emotional Nonacceptance, and Decreased Emotional Clarity
Tull, Matthew T.; Roemer, Lizabeth
Behavior Therapy, v38 n4 p378-391 Dec 2007
Emotion regulation difficulties among nonclinical uncued panickers were examined in two studies. In Study 1, participants with a recent history of uncued panic attacks (n=91), compared to a nonpanic sample (n=91), reported significantly greater levels of experiential avoidance, lack of emotional acceptance, and lack of emotional clarity. In Study 2, a subset of uncued panickers and nonpanickers from Study 1 (n=17 per group) viewed positive and negative emotion-eliciting film clips. Despite comparable levels of self-reported distress and physiological arousal, panickers reported using more emotionally avoidant regulation strategies during both film clips. Panic participants also responded with greater negative emotion to the positive emotion-eliciting clip. Results are discussed in terms of their research and clinical implications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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