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The “3-Systems” Model of Human Anxiety
There are 3 components of Anxiety
1. Physiological/emotional (somatic symptoms)
2. Behavioural (actions)
3. Verbal-cognitive (subjective report)
Data based on the three components correlate only to a limited degree (the concept of synchrony and desynchrony between the components, with desynchrony being common in neurosis).
(see Walker, 1984; page 116ff)