ERIC Number: EJ803804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Orthostatically Induced Panic Attacks among Cambodian Refugees: Flashbacks, Catastrophic Cognitions, and Associated Psychopathology
Hinton, Devon E.; Pollack, Mark H.; Pich, Vuth; Fama, Jeanne M.; Barlow, David H.
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, v12 n3 p301-311 Sum 2005
Consecutive Cambodian refugees (N = 100) attending a psychiatric clinic were assessed for the presence and severity of current orthostatic panic (OP), which is defined as panic triggered by standing up. The patients with current OP (n = 36) had significantly greater psychopathology than patients without current OP. During OP, trauma associations and catastrophic cognitions were common. Negative affectivity's impact on OP severity was significantly mediated (Sobel test; Baron & Kenny, 1986) by orthostasis-associated flashbacks and catastrophic cognitions. In the care of traumatized Cambodian refugees, OP--including associated flashbacks and catastrophic cognitions--should be specifically assessed and treated.
Descriptors: Cambodians, Psychopathology, Patients, Severity (of Disability), Refugees, Austro Asiatic Languages, Evaluation, Fear, Counseling Techniques
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