Table 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics

Phobic subjects (N = 17)

Healthy controls (N = 16)


Age in years, mean (SD)

25.2 (4.9)

26.6 (9.2)

Ethnicity

Caucasian

Caucasian

Education

At least secondary high school

At least secondary high school

Prior/current medication

No

No

Psychotherapy

No

No

SPQ, mean (SD)

23.4 (2.3)

2.8 (1.6)

STAI, mean (SD)

36.94 (11.02)

34.45 (4.45)


SPQ = spider phobia questionnaire; STAI = State-Trait Anxiety Index.

Straube et al. Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders 2011 1:12   doi:10.1186/2045-5380-1-12

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