Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Trials: Nervous System Diseases

REVIEW
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 37--41

Anxiety sensitivity and substance-related disorders: a narrative review


Omid Saed, Sahel Khakpoor 
 Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Sahel Khakpoor
Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan
Iran

Anxiety sensitivity means fear of anxiety-related sensations which is one of the important factors in the development and maintenance of substance-related disorders. Studies support the underlying, mediating, and moderating role of this construct in the etiology of substancerelated disorders. This review suggests that anxiety sensitivity can play a role in this group of disorders in different ways, such as fear of body sensations, fear of cognitive dyscontrol, and fear of socially observable anxiety symptoms. Finally, high anxiety sensitivity can interfere with the treatment of substance-related disorders as an underlying vulnerability and increase the likelihood of relapse in this group of people.


How to cite this article:
Saed O, Khakpoor S. Anxiety sensitivity and substance-related disorders: a narrative review .Asia Pac J Clin Trials Nerv Syst Dis 2020;5:37-41


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Saed O, Khakpoor S. Anxiety sensitivity and substance-related disorders: a narrative review . Asia Pac J Clin Trials Nerv Syst Dis [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Nov 25 ];5:37-41
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