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Anxiety, Depression, and Opioid Misuse Among Adults With Chronic Pain: The Role of Anxiety Sensitivity.

Andrew H Rogers, Lorra Garey, Jafar Bakhshaie, Andres G Viana, Joseph W Ditre, Michael J Zvolensky,

OBJECTIVES:The opioid epidemic is a significant public health problem largely driven by opioid prescriptions for chronic pain. Among those with chronic pain, anxiety and depressive symptoms have been linked to opioid misuse, and individual differences in anxiety and depressive symptoms among adults with chronic pain may be important for better ... Read more >>

Clin J Pain (The Clinical journal of pain)
[2020, 36(11):862-867]

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Pain-Related Anxiety among Adults with Obesity and Chronic Pain: Relations with Pain, Opioid Misuse, and Mental Health.

Andrew H Rogers, Brooke Y Kauffman, Lorra Garey, Gordon J G Asmundson, Michael J Zvolensky,

Obesity affect a significant proportion of the population in the United States, and is associated with numerous health consequences including anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. Additionally, pain among adults with obesity has been associated with greater mental health problems and substance use problems. Yet little work has examined psychological vulnerability ... Read more >>

Behav Med (Behavioral medicine (Washington, D.C.))
[2020, :1-9]

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Correlates of death among SARS-CoV-2 positive veterans: The contribution of lifetime tobacco use.

Amanda M Raines, Jamie L Tock, Shelby J McGrew, Chelsea R Ennis, Jessa Derania, Christina L Jardak, Jennifer H Lim, Joseph W Boffa, Claire Houtsma, Kenneth R Jones, Caitlin Martin-Klinger, Kyle Widmer, Ralph Schapira, Michael J Zvolensky, Michael Hoerger, Joseph I Constans, C Laurel Franklin,

Despite a growing body of research examining correlates and consequences of COVID-19, few findings have been published among military veterans. This limitation is particularly concerning as preliminary data indicate that veterans may experience a higher rate of mortality compared to their civilian counterparts. One factor that may contribute to increased ... Read more >>

Addict Behav (Addictive behaviors)
[2020, 113:106692]

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Associations between alcohol consumption and smoking variables among Latinx daily smokers.

Maggie Britton, Jaye L Derrick, Justin M Shepherd, Sana Haddad, Lorra Garey, Andres G Viana, Michael J Zvolensky,

INTRODUCTION:Accumulating evidence demonstrates a strong link between alcohol consumption and smoking status among Latinx individuals. However, there is a need to evaluate the cognitive processes and experiences related to quitting smoking among Latinx smokers. The purpose of the current paper was to examine the association between alcohol consumption and smoking ... Read more >>

Addict Behav (Addictive behaviors)
[2020, 113:106672]

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Emotion dysregulation, fatigue, and electronic cigarette expectancies.

Michael J Zvolensky, Kara Manning, Lorra Garey, Candice A Alfano, Nubia A Mayorga, Natalia Peraza,

Emotion dysregulation and the experience of fatigue have both been linked to the maintenance of substance use. However, limited empirical data has evaluated individual differences in these constructs in terms of e-cigarette use expectancies. The present study examined a theoretically relevant model focused on whether the experience of more severe ... Read more >>

Cogn Behav Ther (Cognitive behaviour therapy)
[2020, :1-16]

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The synergetic effect of alcohol consumption and cigarettes per day on smoking outcomes expectancies among Latinx adult smokers.

Ruben Rodriguez-Cano, Lorra Garey, Jafar Bakhshaie, Justin M Shepherd, Michael J Zvolensky,

The present study investigated alcohol consumption and cigarettes per day in relation to smoking outcome expectancies among Spanish-speaking Latinx daily smokers (N = 371). There was a significant interaction between alcohol consumption and number of cigarettes per day on positive smoking expectancies. Specifically, alcohol consumption has a stronger association with positive expectancies ... Read more >>

J Ethn Subst Abuse (Journal of ethnicity in substance abuse)
[2020, :1-22]

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Pain interference and cognitive processes of e-cigarette use: The differential effect of sex.

Tanya Smit, JeanFelix Chavez, Lorra Garey, Nubia A Mayorga, Andrew H Rogers, Michael J Zvolensky,

Recent years have been marked by an increase in electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use. Although some evidence suggests that e-cigarettes used in isolation may be less harmful than combustible cigarettes, e-cigarette use carries significant health risks. Data are critically needed to identify risk factors that promote and maintain e-cigarette use. The ... Read more >>

Exp Clin Psychopharmacol (Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology)
[2020, :]

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Anxiety sensitivity and acculturative stress: Concurrent relations to mental health among Spanish-speaking Latinx in primary care.

Michael J Zvolensky, Jafar Bakhshaie, Justin M Shepherd, Natalia Peraza, Andres G Viana, Rheeda L Walker, Monica Garza, Melissa Ochoa-Perez, Chad Lemaire,

The Latinx population suffers from mental health inequalities. Although past work has implicated acculturative stress and anxiety sensitivity as important individual difference factors for anxiety and depression in this group, it is presently unclear how they work together to influence more severe anxiety and depressive symptom expression among Latinx. To ... Read more >>

Transcult Psychiatry (Transcultural psychiatry)
[2020, :1363461520946557]

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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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A randomized controlled trial protocol for engaging distress tolerance and working memory to aid smoking cessation in low socioeconomic status (SES) adults.

Michael W Otto, Michael J Zvolensky, David Rosenfield, Danielle L Hoyt, Katie Witkiewitz, Sherry A McKee, Warren K Bickel, Jasper A J Smits,

Low income and low educational attainment are among the strongest predictors of both smoking prevalence and lapse (i.e., return) to smoking after cessation attempts. Treatment refinement is limited by inadequate knowledge of the specific lapse- or relapse-relevant vulnerabilities characteristic of populations that should be the target of treatment. In the ... Read more >>

Health Psychol (Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association)
[2020, 39(9):815-825]

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Worry and e-cigarette cognition: The moderating role of sex.

Nubia A Mayorga, Tanya Smit, Justin M Shepherd, Michael F Orr, Lorra Garey, Michael J Zvolensky,

As electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use continues to rise, it is important to identify individual characteristics that may influence e-cigarette use behavior and potential group-level moderators of effects, such as sex. Initial evidence has suggested that worry, defined as excessive, unrealistic thoughts focused on the possibility of future negative events, may ... Read more >>

Addict Behav (Addictive behaviors)
[2021, 112:106621]

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Psychological factors associated with substance use initiation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Andrew H Rogers, Justin M Shepherd, Lorra Garey, Michael J Zvolensky,

The 2019 outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a devastating impact. Given the on-going nature of the outbreak, the deleterious toll on mental health, including substance use, is unknown. Negative reinforcement models of substance use posit that elevations in stress from the COVID-19 pandemic will elicit a corresponding ... Read more >>

Psychiatry Res (Psychiatry research)
[2020, 293:113407]

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The Impact of Covid-19 Experiences and Associated Stress on Anxiety, Depression, and Functional Impairment in American Adults.

Matthew W Gallagher, Michael J Zvolensky, Laura J Long, Andrew H Rogers, Lorra Garey,

Background:The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on health and well-being worldwide and there is increasing recognition of the need to understand the psychological impact of COVID-19 experiences and stress in addition to the physical health consequences. Methods:The present study examined how experiences related to COVID-19 and associated stress ... Read more >>

Cognit Ther Res (Cognitive therapy and research)
[2020, :1-9]

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Anxiety sensitivity and opioid use motives among adults with chronic low back pain.

Andrew H Rogers, Lorra Garey, Amanda M Raines, Nicholas P Allan, Norman B Schmidt, Michael J Zvolensky,

The opioid epidemic is a significant public health crisis in the United States, and chronic pain is a leading precipitating and maintaining factor for opioid misuse. To better understand substance misuse generally, research has examined motivational models of why people use substances, and pain management and affect-driven coping are cited ... Read more >>

Exp Clin Psychopharmacol (Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology)
[2020, :]

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Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms and Cannabis Misuse: The Explanatory Role of Cannabis Use Motives.

Jafar Bakhshaie, Eric A Storch, Nhan Tran, Michael J Zvolensky,

OBJECTIVE:The purpose of the present investigation was to examine the unique explanatory role of cannabis use motives above the effects of each other, for the relationship between obsessive-compulsive symptomatology and different aspects of cannabis misuse among young adults. The transitional years of young adulthood are characterized by new opportunities for ... Read more >>

J Dual Diagn (Journal of dual diagnosis)
[2020, :1-11]

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Examining the moderating effect of anxiety sensitivity on past-month pain severity and heaviness of smoking among adult smokers experiencing homelessness.

Sean M Reuven, Tzu-An Chen, Michael J Zvolensky, Michael S Businelle, Darla E Kendzor, Lorraine R Reitzel,

BACKGROUND:Pain and cigarette smoking are reciprocally related. Domiciled smokers with higher anxiety sensitivity (AS) - the fear of behaviors/sensations associated with the experience of anxiety - consume more cigarettes and report greater tobacco dependence than smokers with lower AS. AS treatment can reduce chronic pain and facilitate smoking cessation. Here, ... Read more >>

Addict Behav (Addictive behaviors)
[2021, 112:106610]

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Urban Stress Indirectly Influences Psychological Symptoms through Its Association with Distress Tolerance and Perceived Social Support among Adults Experiencing Homelessness.

Daphne C Hernandez, Sajeevika S Daundasekara, Michael J Zvolensky, Lorraine R Reitzel, Diane Santa Maria, Adam C Alexander, Darla E Kendzor, Michael S Businelle,

Traditionally, intrapersonal characteristics (distress tolerance) and interpersonal characteristics (social support) have been studied separately rather than simultaneously. In the current study, we address this gap by simultaneously examining these characteristics as potential indirect associations linking established urban stress-depression and urban stress-Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) relationships. Adults experiencing homelessness were recruited ... Read more >>

Int J Environ Res Public Health (International journal of environmental research and public health)
[2020, 17(15):]

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Fatigue severity and fatigue sensitivity: relations to anxiety, depression, pain catastrophizing, and pain severity among adults with severe fatigue and chronic low back pain.

Kara Manning, Brooke Y Kauffman, Andrew H Rogers, Lorra Garey, Michael J Zvolensky,

Chronic low back pain is the second leading cause of disability in the United States, and it is often associated with severe fatigue. However, little is known about individual differences that may be related to poorer mental health and pain among individuals with severe fatigue and chronic low back pain. ... Read more >>

Behav Med (Behavioral medicine (Washington, D.C.))
[2020, :1-9]

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Parental Emotion-Focused Behaviors Moderate the Relationship Between Perceptual Sensitivity and Fear Reactivity in Anxious Children.

Emma C Woodward, Andres G Viana, Elizabeth M Raines, Erika S Trent, Abigail E Candelari, Eric A Storch, Michael J Zvolensky,

This investigation examined the synergistic role of parental emotion-focused socialization behaviors and children's perceptual sensitivity on children's fear reactivity. A sample of 105 children with anxiety disorders (8-12 years; M = 10.07 years, SD = 1.22; 57% female) and their clinically anxious mothers (M = 39.35 years, SD = 7.05) completed an assessment battery that included a diagnostic interview and questionnaires ... Read more >>

Child Psychiatry Hum Dev (Child psychiatry and human development)
[2020, 51(4):542-551]

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Exploring the Psychometric Properties of the Current Opioid Misuse Measure Among Adults With Chronic Pain and Opioid Use.

Andrew H Rogers, Matthew W Gallagher, Robert N Jamison, Michael J Zvolensky,

OBJECTIVES:The opioid epidemic is a significant public health problem that is associated with overdose and death. The increase in opioid-related problems can largely be attributed to increases in opioid prescriptions for the treatment of chronic pain. Unfortunately, there is not a consensus on a definition of opioid misuse in the ... Read more >>

Clin J Pain (The Clinical journal of pain)
[2020, 36(8):578-583]

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Exploring positive expectancies and quit status among adult electronic cigarette users.

Natalia Peraza, Nubia A Mayorga, Lorra Garey, Pamella Nizio, Tanya Smit, Michael J Zvolensky,

Initial research on electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use suggests differences exist in levels of use, beliefs, and cessation difficulties among users. However, little research has explored how these factors interact to confer worse e-cigarette outcomes. The current study examined the association between positive expectancies of e-cigarette use and e-cigarette processes among ... Read more >>

Cogn Behav Ther (Cognitive behaviour therapy)
[2020, 49(6):486-500]

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Pain-related anxiety, sex, and co-use of alcohol and prescription opioids among adults with chronic low back pain.

Lisa R LaRowe, Jessica M Powers, Lorra Garey, Andrew H Rogers, Michael J Zvolensky, Joseph W Ditre,

BACKGROUND:Both alcohol and prescription opioid use/misuse are highly prevalent among individuals with chronic pain. Co-use of alcohol and prescription opioids is also common, despite contraindications due to increased risk of negative health effects and mortality. There is evidence that pain-related anxiety (i.e., the tendency to respond to pain with anxiety ... Read more >>

Drug Alcohol Depend (Drug and alcohol dependence)
[2020, 214:108171]

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Pain intensity, e-cigarette dependence, and cessation-related outcomes: The moderating role of pain-related anxiety.

Jessica M Powers, Lisa R LaRowe, Lorra Garey, Michael J Zvolensky, Joseph W Ditre,

Pain and nicotine dependence are prevalent, co-occurring conditions posited to interact in the manner of a positive feedback loop; however, most research to date has been conducted among tobacco cigarette smokers. Initial evidence suggests that pain is a risk factor for greater e-cigarette dependence, and additional research is needed to ... Read more >>

Addict Behav (Addictive behaviors)
[2020, 111:106548]

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Anxiety sensitivity and bodily kinematics.

Jafar Bakhshaie, Eli R Lebowitz, Norman B Schmidt, Michael J Zvolensky,

Anxiety sensitivity (AS) is an individual difference factor reflecting the fear of anxiety-related sensations and is one of the best researched risk factors for psychopathology. Decades of research have focused on exploring the relations between AS and clinical symptoms and disorders, although most of the research has employed self-report or ... Read more >>

Behav Res Ther (Behaviour research and therapy)
[2020, 133:103694]

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The explanatory role of anxiety sensitivity in the association between effortful control and child anxiety and depressive symptoms.

Elizabeth M Raines, Andres G Viana, Erika S Trent, Haley E Conroy, Emma C Woodward, Michael J Zvolensky, Eric A Storch,

The present study examined the underlying role of anxiety sensitivity in the association between effortful control and anxiety and depressive symptoms in a sample of clinically anxious children. It was hypothesized that effortful control would exert an indirect effect through anxiety sensitivity in relation to child anxiety and depressive symptoms. ... Read more >>

Cogn Behav Ther (Cognitive behaviour therapy)
[2020, 49(6):501-517]

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