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Understanding hazardous drinking and suicidal ideation and suicide risk among college students: anxiety sensitivity as an explanatory factor.

Daniel J Paulus, Daniel W Capron, Michael J Zvolensky,

Suicide is a leading cause of death among college students. Although previous work indicates that the (hazardous) use of alcohol contributes to suicidal ideation/risk, little work has examined potential underlying explanatory factors. One example is anxiety sensitivity (AS). The current study evaluated whether AS explains associations between hazardous drinking and ... Read more >>

Cogn Behav Ther (Cognitive behaviour therapy)
[2020, :1-17]

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Pain severity and anxiety sensitivity interact to predict drinking severity among hazardous drinking college students.

Daniel J Paulus, Andrew H Rogers, Gordon J G Asmundson, Michael J Zvolensky,

Background: Hazardous alcohol use among college students is a growing problem. Alcohol is commonly used in the context of pain due to acute analgesic effects, although the role of pain among hazardous drinkers has not been examined. Little is known regarding factors that may moderate pain-alcohol relations. One factor is ... Read more >>

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse (The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse)
[2020, :1-10]

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Depressive symptomatology and alcohol misuse among treatment-seeking military veterans: Indirect associations via ruminative thinking.

Luke F Heggeness, Daniel J Paulus, Desirae N Vidaurri, C Laurel Franklin, Amanda M Raines,

BACKGROUND:Veterans are particularly vulnerable to experiencing concurrent issues related to depression and alcohol misuse. Despite this well-established susceptibility, research explicating targetable mechanisms that can account for this comorbidity remains limited. The present study sought to examine the explanatory role of ruminative thought processing within the depression and alcohol misuse relationship. ... Read more >>

Addict Behav (Addictive behaviors)
[2021, 112:106562]

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Computer-delivered personalized feedback intervention for hazardous drinkers with elevated anxiety sensitivity: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Daniel J Paulus, Matthew W Gallagher, Clayton Neighbors, Michael J Zvolensky,

Integrated treatments for hazardous drinking and anxiety/depression are virtually nonexistent. Anxiety sensitivity is a common mechanism for both anxiety/depression and hazardous drinking. This article presents a study protocol for the development and testing of an integrated remotely delivered anxiety sensitivity/hazardous drinking personalized feedback intervention. Hazardous drinking college students with elevated ... Read more >>

J Health Psychol (Journal of health psychology)
[2020, :1359105320909858]

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The prevalence and impact of elevated anxiety sensitivity among hazardous drinking college students.

Daniel J Paulus, Michael J Zvolensky,

Hazardous drinking is prevalent among college students, yet few seek treatment. Anxiety sensitivity AS is one factor with relevance to drinking. Yet, there are no known estimates of the prevalence of elevated AS among hazardous drinkers. The current study sought to estimate the prevalence of elevated AS among hazardous drinking ... Read more >>

Drug Alcohol Depend (Drug and alcohol dependence)
[2020, 209:107922]

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The Interaction of Alcohol Use and Cannabis Use Problems in Relation to Opioid Misuse Among Adults with Chronic Pain.

Andrew H Rogers, Justin M Shepherd, Daniel J Paulus, Michael F Orr, Joseph W Ditre, Jafar Bakhshaie, Michael J Zvolensky,

BACKGROUND:The opioid epidemic is a significant public health crisis and prescription opioids are often used to manage chronic pain, despite questionable long-term efficacy. Furthermore, co-substance (mis)use is also common among individuals with chronic pain who use opioids. Alcohol has been consistently used to manage chronic pain, partly due to its ... Read more >>

Int J Behav Med (International journal of behavioral medicine)
[2019, 26(5):569-575]

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Pain severity and prescription opioid misuse among individuals with chronic pain: The moderating role of alcohol use severity.

Daniel J Paulus, Andrew H Rogers, Jafar Bakhshaie, Kevin E Vowles, Michael J Zvolensky,

BACKGROUND:Chronic pain is a public health problem associated with opioid misuse. Yet, it is important to understand factors underlying opioid misuse in the context of pain. Alcohol use is one factor to consider given past work documenting use of alcohol to manage pain. However, it is unknown whether alcohol use ... Read more >>

Drug Alcohol Depend (Drug and alcohol dependence)
[2019, 204:107456]

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Trajectory of change in anxiety sensitivity in relation to anxiety, depression, and quality of life among persons living with HIV/AIDS following transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Daniel J Paulus, Charles P Brandt, Chad Lemaire, Michael J Zvolensky,

Persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) disproportionately suffer from anxiety and depressive symptoms and disorders. Although past work has examined the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for depression, and to a lesser extent anxiety, among PLHIV, little is known regarding potential mechanisms underlying improvement in anxiety/depression among this group. Anxiety sensitivity ... Read more >>

Cogn Behav Ther (Cognitive behaviour therapy)
[2020, 49(2):149-163]

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Opioid and Cannabis Co-Use among Adults With Chronic Pain: Relations to Substance Misuse, Mental Health, and Pain Experience.

Andrew H Rogers, Jafar Bakhshaie, Julia D Buckner, Michael F Orr, Daniel J Paulus, Joseph W Ditre, Michael J Zvolensky,

OBJECTIVES:Opioid misuse constitutes a significant public health problem and is associated with a host of negative outcomes. Despite efforts to curb this increasing epidemic, opioids remain the most widely prescribed class of medications. Prescription opioids are often used to treat chronic pain despite the risks associated with use, and chronic ... Read more >>

J Addict Med (Journal of addiction medicine)
[2019, 13(4):287-294]

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HIV Anxiety Reduction/Management Program (HAMRT): pilot randomized controlled trial.

Charles P Brandt, Daniel J Paulus, Paula Lopez-Gamundi, Charles Green, Chad Lemaire, Michael J Zvolensky,

Research has indicated that mental health disorders, particularly anxiety, predicts poorer antiretroviral medication adherence among persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). The present study tests a novel six-session Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy-based integrated treatment/management program for PLWHA with concurrent anxiety delivered in community health clinics Houston, Texas. Twenty-Seven PLWHA (Mage  = 48.5, SD = 8.9, 44.4% ... Read more >>

AIDS Care (AIDS care)
[2019, 31(12):1527-1532]

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Prospects for reconsolidation-focused treatments of substance use and anxiety-related disorders.

Daniel J Paulus, Sunjeev K Kamboj, Ravi K Das, Michael E Saladin,

Memories are often conceptualized as permanent entities; however, retrieval of memories via stimulus prompts can return them to an active state, which initiates a period of lability before the memories are reconsolidated into long-term storage. Importantly, during this period, memories can be disrupted/altered. A growing body of work has focused ... Read more >>

Curr Opin Psychol (Current opinion in psychology)
[2019, 30:80-86]

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Examining the indirect effect of posttraumatic stress symptoms via emotion dysregulation on alcohol misuse among trauma-exposed Latinx in primary care.

Daniel J Paulus, Nhan Tran, Matthew W Gallagher, Andres G Viana, Jafar Bakhshaie, Monica Garza, Melissa Ochoa-Perez, Chad Lemaire, Michael J Zvolensky,

OBJECTIVES:Latinx individuals face substantial health disparities, particularly in the areas of mental health and substance use. Among Latinx in the U.S., alcohol is the most widely abused substance and is associated with a range of negative consequences. Among Latinx, limited past work has linked trauma exposure/symptoms to alcohol misuse, however ... Read more >>

Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol (Cultural diversity & ethnic minority psychology)
[2019, 25(1):55-64]

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Acculturative stress and alcohol use among Latinx recruited from a primary care clinic: Moderations by emotion dysregulation.

Daniel J Paulus, Ruben Rodriguez-Cano, Monica Garza, Melissa Ochoa-Perez, Chad Lemaire, Jafar Bakhshaie, Andres G Viana, Michael J Zvolensky,

Among Latinx in the United States, alcohol is the most widely abused substance and is associated with a range of negative consequences. Acculturative stress is one factor that is relevant regarding Latinx substance use although more work is needed in this area. In theory, those with more adaptive emotion regulation ... Read more >>

Am J Orthopsychiatry (The American journal of orthopsychiatry)
[2019, 89(5):589-599]

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Intraindividual change in anxiety sensitivity and alcohol use severity 12-months following smoking cessation treatment.

Daniel J Paulus, Matthew W Gallagher, Amanda M Raines, Norman B Schmidt, Michael J Zvolensky,

Although past work has documented reduction in alcohol use severity among smokers following smoking cessation treatment, little is known regarding factors associated with this reduction. The current study sought to examine relations between trajectories of change in anxiety sensitivity and non-targeted alcohol use severity from baseline to one year following ... Read more >>

Behav Res Ther (Behaviour research and therapy)
[2019, 116:10-18]

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Typology of cannabis use among adults: A latent class approach to risk and protective factors.

Kara Manning, Lorra Garey, Daniel J Paulus, Julia D Buckner, Julianna B D Hogan, Norman B Schmidt, Michael J Zvolensky,

BACKGROUND:Cannabis is among the most widely used substances worldwide. The United States has seen an increase in the number of adult daily cannabis users and in the number of adults diagnosed with cannabis use disorder. However, little work has examined patterns of use or unique subgroups of adult cannabis users, ... Read more >>

Addict Behav (Addictive behaviors)
[2019, 92:6-13]

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Integrated cognitive behavioral therapy for comorbid cannabis use and anxiety disorders: A pilot randomized controlled trial.

Julia D Buckner, Michael J Zvolensky, Anthony H Ecker, Norman B Schmidt, Elizabeth M Lewis, Daniel J Paulus, Paula Lopez-Gamundi, Kathleen A Crapanzano, Jafar Bakhshaie,

Cannabis use disorder (CUD) is the most common illicit substance use disorder and individuals with CUD have high rates of comorbid anxiety disorders. Comorbidity between CUD and anxiety disorders is of public health relevance given that although motivation enhancement therapy (MET) combined with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an efficacious intervention ... Read more >>

Behav Res Ther (Behaviour research and therapy)
[2019, 115:38-45]

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Exploring Distress Tolerance as an Underlying Mechanism in the Relation Between Negative Affectivity and Anxiety/Depression Among Persons Living with HIV/AIDS.

Guadalupe G San Miguel, Daniel J Paulus, Charles P Brandt, Joseph Ditre, Chad M Lemaire, Nubia A Mayorga, Amy D Leonard, Michael J Zvolensky,

Persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) suffer disproportionately from a variety of mood disorders relative to the general population, yet, there is little understanding of the underlying nature behind this. The present study explored the indirect effect of perceived distress tolerance in relation between negative affectivity and anxiety/depressive symptoms and disorders ... Read more >>

J HIV AIDS Soc Serv (Journal of HIV/AIDS & social services)
[2018, 17(4):369-383]

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Emotion Dysregulation: An Explanatory Construct in the Relation Between HIV-Related Stigma and Hazardous Drinking among Persons Living with HIV/AIDS.

Celia C Y Wong, Daniel J Paulus, Chad Lemaire, Amy Leonard, Carla Sharp, Clayton Neighbors, Charles P Brandt, Michael J Zvolensky,

The prevalence of hazardous alcohol use among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) is common and related to numerous health problems among individuals in this group. Stigma is associated with hazardous drinking among stigmatized groups, but this relationship has yet to be examined among PLHIV. Moreover, there is a lack of ... Read more >>

Stigma Health (Stigma and health)
[2019, 4(3):293-299]

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Towards a greater understanding of anxiety sensitivity across groups: The construct validity of the Anxiety Sensitivity Index-3.

Charles Jardin, Daniel J Paulus, Lorra Garey, Brooke Kauffman, Jafar Bakhshaie, Kara Manning, Nubia A Mayorga, Michael J Zvolensky,

The present study examined the factor structure, invariance properties, reliability, and validity of the Anxiety Sensitivity Index-3 (ASI-3, Taylor et al., 2007). Participants were recruited from a large, ethnically diverse southwestern university (n = 3651; 77.8% female; Mage = 22.06 years; 28% non-Hispanic White). Findings supported a bifactor structure for the ASI-3, which demonstrated measurement ... Read more >>

Psychiatry Res (Psychiatry research)
[2018, 268:72-81]

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Anxiety Sensitivity and Age: Roles in Understanding Subjective Social Status among Low Income Adult Latinos in Primary Care.

Michael J Zvolensky, Daniel J Paulus, Jafar Bakhshaie, Monica Garza, Kara Manning, Chad Lemaire, Lorraine R Reitzel, Lia J Smith, Melissa Ochoa-Perez,

One social determinant of health construct that is reliably related to health disparities among the Latino population is subjective social status, reflecting subjective ratings of social standing. Yet, little research has explored factors that may undergird variability in subjective social status among this population or in general. Accordingly, the present ... Read more >>

J Immigr Minor Health (Journal of immigrant and minority health)
[2018, 20(3):632-640]

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The unique and interactive effects of anxiety sensitivity and emotion dysregulation in relation to posttraumatic stress, depressive, and anxiety symptoms among trauma-exposed firefighters.

Daniel J Paulus, Matthew W Gallagher, Brooke A Bartlett, Jana Tran, Anka A Vujanovic,

BACKGROUND:Firefighters are chronically exposed to traumatic events. Relatedly, past work has documented high rates of psychiatric problems, such as posttraumatic stress symptoms and depression, among firefighters. Less is known regarding anxiety symptoms among firefighters. Moreover, little work has examined risk/maintenance factors related to these symptoms among firefighters. Doing so may ... Read more >>

Compr Psychiatry (Comprehensive psychiatry)
[2018, 84:54-61]

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Pain severity as a predictor of negative affect following a self-guided quit attempt: An ecological momentary assessment study.

Daniel J Paulus, Lorra Garey, Matthew W Gallagher, Jaye L Derrick, Charles Jardin, Kirsten Langdon, Joseph W Ditre, Michael J Zvolensky,

BACKGROUND:Past work has documented bidirectional associations between pain and cigarette smoking behaviors such that those who smoke evidence greater pain, and those in pain tend to smoke more. However, such work has not focused on the role of pain in relation to negative affect, which plays an important role during ... Read more >>

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse (The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse)
[2018, 44(5):543-550]

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Emotional Clarity, Anxiety Sensitivity, and PTSD Symptoms Among Trauma-Exposed Inpatient Adolescents.

Andres G Viana, Abigail E Hanna, Emma C Woodward, Elizabeth M Raines, Daniel J Paulus, Erin C Berenz, Michael J Zvolensky,

Although several investigations-on primarily adult samples-demonstrate a potential role of emotion dysregulation in the etiology and maintenance of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), investigations into the mechanisms that may underlie these associations in general and among adolescents in particular are lacking. The present study examined associations among emotional clarity (i.e., the ... Read more >>

Child Psychiatry Hum Dev (Child psychiatry and human development)
[2018, 49(1):146-154]

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Does exercise aid smoking cessation through reductions in anxiety sensitivity and dysphoria?

Michael J Zvolensky, David Rosenfield, Lorra Garey, Brooke Y Kauffman, Kirsten J Langdon, Mark B Powers, Michael W Otto, Michelle L Davis, Bess H Marcus, Timothy S Church, Georita M Frierson, Lindsey B Hopkins, Daniel J Paulus, Scarlett O Baird, Jasper A J Smits,

OBJECTIVE:Research shows that high anxiety sensitivity (AS) and dysphoria are related to poor smoking cessation outcomes. Engaging in exercise may contribute to improvement in smoking cessation outcomes through reductions in AS and dysphoria. In the current study, we examined whether exercise can aid smoking cessation through reductions in AS and ... Read more >>

Health Psychol (Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association)
[2018, 37(7):647-657]

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The Interaction of Depressive Symptoms and Hazardous Drinking in Relation to Tobacco Craving Among Treatment Seeking Depressed Smokers: Sex Differences.

Rubén Rodríguez-Cano, Ana López-Durán, Daniel J Paulus, Carmela Martínez-Vispo, Elena Fernández Del Río, Elisardo Becoña, Michael J Zvolensky,

OBJECTIVES:The present study sought to address whether there is sex effect in the interactive effect between depressive symptoms and hazardous drinking in the prediction of smoking craving after cognitive-behavioral smoking cessation treatment among those with at least mild depression. METHODS:Participants (n = 114, mean age 42.0, SD = 9.73, 64% women) were treatment-seeking smokers ... Read more >>

J Addict Med (Journal of addiction medicine)
[2018, 12(2):119-126]

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