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Title: Processes Contributing to the Maintenance of Flying Phobia: A Narrative Review
Contributor(s): Clark, Gavin  (author); Rock, Adam J  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2016
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00754Open Access Link
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Abstract: Flying phobia is a highly prevalent anxiety disorder, which causes sufferers significant distress and life interference. The processes which maintain flying phobia remain poorly understood. A systematic search of the literature was performed to identify what research has been conducted in to the processes which may be involved in the fear of flying and whether processes which are believed to maintain other anxiety disorder diagnoses have been investigated in flying phobia. The results of the literature review are presented and related to existing cognitive behavioral theory and research. The results indicate that little research has been conducted into a number of areas considered important in the wider cognitive behavioral literature on anxiety disorders: namely attention, mental imagery, memory, worry, and safety-seeking behaviors. The review proposes a hypothetical model, derived from cognitive behavioral theory, for the processes which may be involved in maintaining flying phobia, and considers a number of areas for future research.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Frontiers in Psychology, v.7, p. 1-21
Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
Place of Publication: Lausanne, Switzerland
ISSN: 1664-1078
Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 520302 Clinical psychology
520303 Counselling psychology
520304 Health psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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