Hypersensitivity to 35% carbon dioxide in patients with adult separation anxiety disorder


Atli O., Bayin M., ALKIN T.

JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS, vol.141, pp.315-323, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 141
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jad.2012.03.032
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.315-323
  • Keywords: CO2 hypersensitivity, Adult separation anxiety disorder, Panic disorder, PANIC DISORDER, PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES, 1ST-DEGREE RELATIVES, TURKISH VERSION, CO2 INHALATION, TRAIT ANXIETY, SENSITIVITY, CHILDHOOD, REACTIVITY, CHALLENGE
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Adults with panic disorder (PD) and children with separation anxiety disorder (CSAD) show higher reactivity to CO2. Our hypothesis was patients with adult separation anxiety disorder (ASAD) would show similar hypersensitivity to CO2. In the present study, we determined whether sensitivity to CO2 was enhanced in adult patients with separation anxiety disorder with no history of panic attacks.