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Shame- and guilt-proneness: relationships with anxiety disorder symptoms in a clinical sample.
J Anxiety Disord. 2010 Dec; 24(8):811-5.JA

Abstract

Researchers postulate that both shame and guilt are emotions important to anxiety disorders. Extant data, however, indicate that guilt-proneness shares non-significant relationships with psychopathology symptoms after controlling for shame-proneness. To further investigate the relevance of shame and guilt to the anxiety disorders domain, the current study examined associations between shame- and guilt-proneness and anxiety disorder symptoms using data from patients (N=124) with primary anxiety disorder diagnoses. Results indicated that only symptoms of social anxiety disorder (SAD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) shared significant relations with shame-proneness after controlling for other types of anxiety disorder symptoms, depression symptoms, and guilt-proneness. Further, changes in shame-proneness during treatment were found to share significant relations with changes in obsessive-compulsive disorder, SAD, and GAD symptoms. The current results indicate that shame is more relevant to symptoms of the anxiety disorders domain than is guilt. The implications of these results for the conceptualization and treatment of anxiety disorders are discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Northern Illinois University, Hoffman Estates, IL 60115, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20591613

Citation

Fergus, Thomas A., et al. "Shame- and Guilt-proneness: Relationships With Anxiety Disorder Symptoms in a Clinical Sample." Journal of Anxiety Disorders, vol. 24, no. 8, 2010, pp. 811-5.
Fergus TA, Valentiner DP, McGrath PB, et al. Shame- and guilt-proneness: relationships with anxiety disorder symptoms in a clinical sample. J Anxiety Disord. 2010;24(8):811-5.
Fergus, T. A., Valentiner, D. P., McGrath, P. B., & Jencius, S. (2010). Shame- and guilt-proneness: relationships with anxiety disorder symptoms in a clinical sample. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24(8), 811-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2010.06.002
Fergus TA, et al. Shame- and Guilt-proneness: Relationships With Anxiety Disorder Symptoms in a Clinical Sample. J Anxiety Disord. 2010;24(8):811-5. PubMed PMID: 20591613.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Shame- and guilt-proneness: relationships with anxiety disorder symptoms in a clinical sample. AU - Fergus,Thomas A, AU - Valentiner,David P, AU - McGrath,Patrick B, AU - Jencius,Simon, Y1 - 2010/06/11/ PY - 2009/11/16/received PY - 2010/03/29/revised PY - 2010/06/03/accepted PY - 2010/7/2/entrez PY - 2010/7/2/pubmed PY - 2011/2/1/medline SP - 811 EP - 5 JF - Journal of anxiety disorders JO - J Anxiety Disord VL - 24 IS - 8 N2 - Researchers postulate that both shame and guilt are emotions important to anxiety disorders. Extant data, however, indicate that guilt-proneness shares non-significant relationships with psychopathology symptoms after controlling for shame-proneness. To further investigate the relevance of shame and guilt to the anxiety disorders domain, the current study examined associations between shame- and guilt-proneness and anxiety disorder symptoms using data from patients (N=124) with primary anxiety disorder diagnoses. Results indicated that only symptoms of social anxiety disorder (SAD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) shared significant relations with shame-proneness after controlling for other types of anxiety disorder symptoms, depression symptoms, and guilt-proneness. Further, changes in shame-proneness during treatment were found to share significant relations with changes in obsessive-compulsive disorder, SAD, and GAD symptoms. The current results indicate that shame is more relevant to symptoms of the anxiety disorders domain than is guilt. The implications of these results for the conceptualization and treatment of anxiety disorders are discussed. SN - 1873-7897 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20591613/Shame__and_guilt_proneness:_relationships_with_anxiety_disorder_symptoms_in_a_clinical_sample_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0887-6185(10)00128-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -