S G Hofmann

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Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Augmentation of exposure therapy with D-cycloserine for social anxiety disorder
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology and Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 63:298-304. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Toward a cognitive-behavioral classification system for mental disorders
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Boston University Electronic address
    Behav Ther 45:576-87. 2014
  3. pmc Cross-cultural aspects of anxiety disorders
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215 2002, USA
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 16:450. 2014
  4. pmc Effect of pharmacotherapy for anxiety disorders on quality of life: a meta-analysis
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215 2002, USA
    Qual Life Res 23:1141-53. 2014
  5. pmc Bridging the theory-practice gap by getting even bolder with the Boulder model
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Boston University Electronic address
    Behav Ther 44:603-8. 2013
  6. pmc Internet-delivered attention bias modification training in individuals with social anxiety disorder--a double blind randomized controlled trial
    Per Carlbring
    Department of Psychology, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    BMC Psychiatry 12:66. 2012
  7. pmc D-Cycloserine as an augmentation strategy with cognitive-behavioral therapy for social anxiety disorder
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 170:751-8. 2013
  8. pmc D-Cycloserine as an augmentation strategy for cognitive behavioral therapy of anxiety disorders
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA, 02215 2002, USA
    Biol Mood Anxiety Disord 3:11. 2013
  9. doi request reprint The science of cognitive therapy
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215 2002, USA
    Behav Ther 44:199-212. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Working after breast cancer treatment: lessons from musicians
    Sarah Schmalenberger
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Probl Perform Art 27:175-80. 2012

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Publications94

  1. ncbi request reprint Augmentation of exposure therapy with D-cycloserine for social anxiety disorder
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology and Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 63:298-304. 2006
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Toward a cognitive-behavioral classification system for mental disorders
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Boston University Electronic address
    Behav Ther 45:576-87. 2014
    ....
  3. pmc Cross-cultural aspects of anxiety disorders
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215 2002, USA
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 16:450. 2014
    ....
  4. pmc Effect of pharmacotherapy for anxiety disorders on quality of life: a meta-analysis
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215 2002, USA
    Qual Life Res 23:1141-53. 2014
    ..Our objective was to conduct an effect size analysis of pharmacological interventions on QOL outcomes in patients with DSM-IV anxiety disorders...
  5. pmc Bridging the theory-practice gap by getting even bolder with the Boulder model
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Boston University Electronic address
    Behav Ther 44:603-8. 2013
    ....
  6. pmc Internet-delivered attention bias modification training in individuals with social anxiety disorder--a double blind randomized controlled trial
    Per Carlbring
    Department of Psychology, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    BMC Psychiatry 12:66. 2012
    ..To test if the same program can be transferred from a clinical setting to an internet delivered home based treatment the authors conducted a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial...
  7. pmc D-Cycloserine as an augmentation strategy with cognitive-behavioral therapy for social anxiety disorder
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 170:751-8. 2013
    ....
  8. pmc D-Cycloserine as an augmentation strategy for cognitive behavioral therapy of anxiety disorders
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA, 02215 2002, USA
    Biol Mood Anxiety Disord 3:11. 2013
    ..However, there is also evidence to suggest that d-cycloserine can facilitate reconsolidation of fear memory when exposure procedures are unsuccessful...
  9. doi request reprint The science of cognitive therapy
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215 2002, USA
    Behav Ther 44:199-212. 2013
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Working after breast cancer treatment: lessons from musicians
    Sarah Schmalenberger
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Probl Perform Art 27:175-80. 2012
    ..The Life and Livelihood Study was created to examine the impact of breast cancer treatment on musicians. The current report summarizes findings from the second (interview) phase of this study...
  11. ncbi request reprint D-cycloserine as an augmentation strategy for cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders: an update
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215 2002, USA
    Curr Pharm Des 18:5659-62. 2012
    ..We will describe the memory enhancing properties of DCS, review findings from randomized controlled studies of DCS in anxious populations and discuss mechanism, dosing and timing issues...
  12. ncbi request reprint A yoga intervention for music performance anxiety in conservatory students
    Judith R S Stern
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215 2002, USA
    Med Probl Perform Art 27:123-8. 2012
    ..This study suggests that yoga is a promising intervention for music performance anxiety in conservatory students and therefore warrants further research...
  13. pmc Linguistic correlates of social anxiety disorder
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cogn Emot 26:720-6. 2012
    ..No significant differences were observed in the other linguistic categories. These results are discussed in the context of evolutionary and cognitive perspectives of SAD...
  14. doi request reprint Effects of D-cycloserine on craving to alcohol cues in problem drinkers: preliminary findings
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, MA 02215 2002, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 38:101-7. 2012
    ..It has been shown that the partial N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) agonist d-cycloserine (DCS) facilitates exposure-based learning in humans with anxiety disorders. However, the effects of DCS on exposure to substance cues are still uncertain...
  15. pmc Neurobiological correlates of cognitions in fear and anxiety: a cognitive-neurobiological information-processing model
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cogn Emot 26:282-99. 2012
    ..Based on this evidence, we present a cognitive-neurobiological information-processing model of fear and anxiety, linking distinct brain structures to specific stages of information processing of perceived threat...
  16. pmc Preliminary evidence for cognitive mediation during cognitive-behavioral therapy of panic disorder
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 75:374-9. 2007
    ..Multilevel moderated mediation analyses provided preliminary support for the notion that changes in panic-related cognitions mediate changes in panic severity only in treatments that include CBT...
  17. pmc Cognitive processes during fear acquisition and extinction in animals and humans: implications for exposure therapy of anxiety disorders
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215 2002, United States
    Clin Psychol Rev 28:199-210. 2008
    ..It is concluded that exposure therapy is a form of cognitive intervention that specifically changes the expectancy of harm. Implications for therapy research are discussed...
  18. ncbi request reprint Common misconceptions about cognitive mediation of treatment change: a commentary to Longmore and Worrell (2007)
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Fl, Boston, MA 02215, United States
    Clin Psychol Rev 28:67-70; discussion 71-4. 2008
    ..Longmore and Worrell's arguments are based on common misconceptions about mediation models of treatment change. This commentary discusses and clarifies these misconceptions...
  19. pmc Sensory-processing sensitivity in social anxiety disorder: relationship to harm avoidance and diagnostic subtypes
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 21:944-54. 2007
    ..These preliminary findings suggest that sensory-processing sensitivity is uniquely associated with the generalized subtype of social anxiety disorder. Recommendations for future research are discussed...
  20. pmc Augmentation treatment of psychotherapy for anxiety disorders with D-cycloserine
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    CNS Drug Rev 12:208-17. 2006
    ..It remains to be seen whether these highly promising findings represent reliable pharmacological strategies to enhance exposure therapy of anxiety disorders...
  21. ncbi request reprint Trait affect moderates cortical activation in response to state affect
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215 2002, USA
    Int J Psychophysiol 63:258-64. 2007
    ..Moreover, positive trait affect was negatively correlated with activation in the right-parietal brain region. These results suggest that trait affect moderates the effects of state affect on brain activation...
  22. pmc Sudden gains during therapy of social phobia
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:687-97. 2006
    ..In general, the results of this study question the clinical significance of sudden gains in social phobia treatment...
  23. ncbi request reprint Treatment attrition during group therapy for social phobia
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 20:961-72. 2006
    ..No other differences between dropouts and completers were observed. Therefore, dropouts are unlikely to present a serious threat to the external validity of treatment outcome studies for social phobia...
  24. pmc Psychophysiological correlates of generalized anxiety disorder with or without comorbid depression
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215 2002, USA
    Int J Psychophysiol 78:35-41. 2010
    ..These results suggest that individuals with comorbid GAD and MDD can be distinguished based on HF-HRV from individuals with GAD but without MDD. These results support the distinction between GAD and MDD...
  25. pmc Enhancing exposure-based therapy from a translational research perspective
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215 2002, USA
    Behav Res Ther 45:1987-2001. 2007
    ..This article discusses the biological and psychological mechanisms of extinction learning and the therapeutic value of DCS as an augmentation strategy for exposure therapy. Areas of future research will be identified...
  26. pmc Cognitive factors that maintain social anxiety disorder: a comprehensive model and its treatment implications
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215 2002, USA
    Cogn Behav Ther 36:193-209. 2007
    ..Possible disorder-specific intervention strategies are discussed...
  27. pmc Loving-kindness and compassion meditation: potential for psychological interventions
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, MA 02215 2002, United States
    Clin Psychol Rev 31:1126-32. 2011
    ....
  28. pmc Cognitive enhancers for anxiety disorders
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215 2002, USA
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 99:275-84. 2011
    ..This manuscript provides a review of the current state of cognitive enhancers for the treatment of anxiety disorders...
  29. pmc Cultural aspects in social anxiety and social anxiety disorder
    Stefan G Hofmann
    epartment of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Depress Anxiety 27:1117-27. 2010
    ..This has direct relevance for the upcoming DSM-V...
  30. pmc The empirical status of the "new wave" of cognitive behavioral therapy
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02215 2002, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 33:701-10. 2010
    ..Thus, the term "new wave" is potentially misleading because it is not an accurate reflection of the contemporary literature...
  31. pmc The effect of mindfulness-based therapy on anxiety and depression: A meta-analytic review
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, MA 02215 2002, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 78:169-83. 2010
    ..Therefore, our objective was to conduct an effect size analysis of this popular intervention for anxiety and mood symptoms in clinical samples...
  32. pmc How to handle anxiety: The effects of reappraisal, acceptance, and suppression strategies on anxious arousal
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215 2002, USA
    Behav Res Ther 47:389-94. 2009
    ..However, reappraising is more effective for moderating the subjective feeling of anxiety than attempts to suppress or accept it...
  33. doi request reprint Anxiety disorders moderate the association between externalizing problems and substance use disorders: data from the National Comorbidity Survey-Revised
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 23:529-34. 2009
    ....
  34. pmc Cognitive-behavioral therapy for adult anxiety disorders: a meta-analysis of randomized placebo-controlled trials
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Mass 02215, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 69:621-32. 2008
    ..The present study meta-analytically reviewed the efficacy of CBT versus placebo for adult anxiety disorders...
  35. ncbi request reprint The emotional consequences of social pragmatism: the psychophysiological correlates of self-monitoring
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215 2002, USA
    Biol Psychol 73:169-74. 2006
    ..Social anxiety and depression did not account for these results. The findings suggest that high self-monitors show lower autonomic and cortical arousal than low self-monitors when anticipating social stress...
  36. ncbi request reprint How specific are specific phobias?
    S G Hofmann
    Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 28:233-40. 1997
    ..These results add to the literature on the functional relationship among different fears and suggest that specific phobias are not as "specific" as is implied by the current diagnostic system...
  37. ncbi request reprint Changes in self-perception during treatment of social phobia
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 72:588-96. 2004
    ..The implications of these findings for the cognitive model of social phobia are discussed...
  38. ncbi request reprint Fisher's fallacy and NHST's flawed logic
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am Psychol 57:69-70. 2002
  39. ncbi request reprint Perception of control over anxiety mediates the relation between catastrophic thinking and social anxiety in social phobia
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215 2002, USA
    Behav Res Ther 43:885-95. 2005
    ..The results support Model 3 and suggest that "costly" social situations are anxiety provoking in part because social phobic individuals perceive their anxiety symptoms as being out of control...
  40. pmc Cognitive mediation of treatment change in social phobia
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, MA 02215 2002, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 72:393-9. 2004
    ..These results suggest that cognitive intervention leads to better maintenance of treatment gains, which is mediated through changes in estimated social cost...
  41. ncbi request reprint More science, not less
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am Psychol 57:462. 2002
  42. ncbi request reprint The nature and expression of social phobia: toward a new classification
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Fl, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 24:769-97. 2004
    ..The empirical evidence for this classification system and its relationship to the diagnostic subtypes will be discussed...
  43. doi request reprint Some more fundamental problems in clinical research: comment on "Statistical significance testing and clinical trials"
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Psychotherapy (Chic) 48:223-4; discussion 234-6. 2011
    ..This article argues a few central issues with Krause's article...
  44. ncbi request reprint Social anxiety, depression, and PTSD in Vietnam veterans
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 17:573-82. 2003
    ..These findings suggest that social anxiety in Vietnam combat veterans with PTSD is closely associated with mood disturbance, social withdrawal, and isolation associated with depression...
  45. ncbi request reprint Self-focused attention before and after treatment of social phobia
    S G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, MA, USA
    Behav Res Ther 38:717-25. 2000
    ..005). These changes were highly correlated with pre-post difference scores in the social phobia subscale of the SPAI (r = 0.74, p < 0.0001). Implications of the results for the cognitive model of social phobia will be discussed...
  46. ncbi request reprint Subtypes of social phobia in adolescents
    S G Hofmann
    Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University, Massachusetts 02215 2015, USA
    Depress Anxiety 9:15-8. 1999
    ..This subgroup scored higher on self-report measures of anxiety and depression than the rest of the sample. These results provide empirical support for the existence of subtypes of social phobia in adolescents...
  47. ncbi request reprint Relationship between panic and schizophrenia
    S G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    Depress Anxiety 9:101-6. 1999
    ..No firm conclusions can be drawn due to insufficient empirical data. The best preliminary explanation for the association is that the two disorders share common etiologic factors...
  48. ncbi request reprint Speech disturbances and gaze behavior during public speaking in subtypes of social phobia
    S G Hofmann
    Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 11:573-85. 1997
    ..These results suggest that generalized phobics tended to shift attentional resources from speech production to other cognitive tasks...
  49. ncbi request reprint The worried mind: autonomic and prefrontal activation during worrying
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Boston University, Department of Psychology, Boston, MA 02215 2002, USA
    Emotion 5:464-75. 2005
    ..Trait public speaking anxiety was positively correlated with left frontal activity during worrying. These results support the notion that worrying is a unique emotional state that is different from fearful anticipation...
  50. pmc Electrophysiological evidence of attentional biases in social anxiety disorder
    E M Mueller
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychol Med 39:1141-52. 2009
    ..We used a dot-probe task in conjunction with high-density ERPs and source localization to investigate attentional biases in SAD...
  51. doi request reprint Screening for social anxiety disorder with the self-report version of the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale
    Nina K Rytwinski
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
    Depress Anxiety 26:34-8. 2009
    ..Furthermore, the study sought to determine the optimal cutoffs for the LSAS-SR for identifying patients with social anxiety disorder and its generalized subtype...
  52. ncbi request reprint Influence of expressed emotion and perceived criticism on cognitive-behavioral therapy for social phobia
    Jason M Fogler
    Department of Psychology and Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Behav Res Ther 45:235-49. 2007
    ..Findings from this study suggest that close relationships impact the outcome of cognitive-behavioral interventions for social phobia...
  53. doi request reprint Effect of affect on social cost bias in social anxiety disorder
    Stella Bitran
    DCRP, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Anxiety Stress Coping 23:273-87. 2010
    ..These results suggest that social cost bias is dependent on the affective state in both individuals with SAD and controls...
  54. ncbi request reprint The high-novelty-seeking, impulsive subtype of generalized social anxiety disorder
    Todd B Kashdan
    Department of Psychology, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia 22030, USA
    Depress Anxiety 25:535-41. 2008
    ..These findings contribute to growing evidence for the heterogeneity of SAD. High-novelty-seeking, risk-prone, and disinhibited behavior tendencies are a characteristic feature of a distinct subgroup...
  55. ncbi request reprint When ambiguity hurts: social standards moderate self-appraisals in generalized social phobia
    David A Moscovitch
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, USA
    Behav Res Ther 45:1039-52. 2007
    ..These results suggest that in social phobia, negative self-perception is context-dependent. Implications for the cognitive model and treatment are discussed...
  56. ncbi request reprint Panic attack symptom dimensions and their relationship to illness characteristics in panic disorder
    Alicia E Meuret
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, 6424 Hilltop Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 40:520-7. 2006
    ..We conclude that partly independent panic symptom dimensions can be identified that have different implications for severity and control of panic disorder...
  57. pmc Negative self-focused cognitions mediate the effect of trait social anxiety on state anxiety
    Stefan M Schulz
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215 2002, USA
    Behav Res Ther 46:438-49. 2008
    ..Furthermore, trait social anxiety predicted increased startle amplitudes. These findings support a central assumption of the cognitive model of social anxiety...
  58. ncbi request reprint Clinical perspectives on the combination of D-cycloserine and cognitive-behavioral therapy for the treatment of anxiety disorders
    Michael W Otto
    Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    CNS Spectr 12:51-6, 59-61. 2007
    ..This strategy is contrasted with the chronic-dosing applications of DCS for schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease, and future directions for isolated-dosing strategies are discussed...
  59. doi request reprint Effects of D-cycloserine administration on weekly nonemotional memory tasks in healthy participants
    Michael W Otto
    Boston University, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Psychother Psychosom 78:49-54. 2009
    ..In this study, we investigated the relative benefit of DCS versus placebo for enhancing nonemotional verbal and nonverbal memory across weekly trials...
  60. ncbi request reprint State personality disorder in social phobia
    James Reich
    Departments of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA
    Ann Clin Psychiatry 16:139-44. 2004
    ..A State Personality group was identified in individuals with social phobia by following changes in personality pathology from before and after a psychological intervention...
  61. pmc The serotonin transporter gene and risk for alcohol dependence: a meta-analytic review
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 108:1-6. 2010
    ..Therefore, although our review indicates that there is a significant association between 5HTTLPR and alcohol dependence diagnosis, this result should be interpreted with caution...
  62. doi request reprint Efficacy of d-cycloserine for enhancing response to cognitive-behavior therapy for panic disorder
    Michael W Otto
    Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 67:365-70. 2010
    ..Enhancement of cognitive-behavior therapy with d-cycloserine (DCS) pharmacotherapy represents a novel strategy for improving therapeutic learning from cognitive-behavior therapy that remains untested in panic disorder...
  63. ncbi request reprint A taxometric investigation of the latent structure of social anxiety disorder in outpatients with anxiety and mood disorders
    Dylan M Kollman
    Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Depress Anxiety 23:190-9. 2006
    ..The collective results across procedures, consistency tests, and analysis of simulated comparison data produced converging evidence in support of the conclusion that the latent structure of social phobia is dimensional...
  64. ncbi request reprint Mediation of changes in anxiety and depression during treatment of social phobia
    David A Moscovitch
    Department of Psychology Boston University, Boston, MA 02215 2002, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 73:945-52. 2005
    ..Changes in social anxiety fully mediated changes in depression during the course of treatment. The theoretical and clinical implications of these findings for the relationship between anxiety and depression are discussed. reserved)...
  65. ncbi request reprint Autonomic correlates of social anxiety and embarrassment in shy and non-shy individuals
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, MA 02215 2002, USA
    Int J Psychophysiol 61:134-42. 2006
    ..Results indicated that social anxiety and embarrassment are difficult to disentangle at the autonomic level. Blushing may be an important psychophysiological marker of shyness and social anxiety...
  66. ncbi request reprint The Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire: changes during psychological treatment of social phobia
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215 2002, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 40:214-20. 2006
    ..These results suggest that harm avoidance shows state-dependent changes during the course of treatment for social phobia. The implications of these findings for the trait/state distinction of the TPQ scales are discussed...
  67. ncbi request reprint Acceptance and mindfulness-based therapy: new wave or old hat?
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215 2002, United States
    Clin Psychol Rev 28:1-16. 2008
    ..Although there are fundamental differences in the philosophical foundation, ACT techniques are fully compatible with CBT and may lead to improved interventions for some disorders. Areas of future treatment research are discussed...
  68. ncbi request reprint Cognitive assessment of social anxiety: a comparison of self-report and thought listing methods
    Nina Heinrichs
    Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University, Boston, USA
    Cogn Behav Ther 34:3-15. 2005
    ..This study questions the common assumption that different cognitive assessment methods measure the same construct...
  69. pmc Electrophysiological correlates of spatial orienting towards angry faces: a source localization study
    Diane L Santesso
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Neuropsychologia 46:1338-48. 2008
    ..Results suggest that the earliest modulation of spatial attention by face stimuli is manifested in the P1 component, and provide insights about mechanisms underlying attentional orienting toward cues of threat and social disapproval...
  70. ncbi request reprint Information processing in social phobia: a critical review
    N Heinrichs
    Boston University, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 21:751-70. 2001
    ..Furthermore, the relationship between the empirical evidence from information processing studies and the cognitive model of social phobia by Clark and Wells (1995) will be discussed...
  71. ncbi request reprint Non-specific encoding of threat in social phobia and panic disorder
    Nina Heinrichs
    Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Cogn Behav Ther 33:126-36. 2004
    ..Instead, the findings generally demonstrate that threat encoding is similar for people with social phobia and those with panic disorder...
  72. ncbi request reprint Encoding processes in social anxiety
    Nina Heinrichs
    Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University, Boston, USA
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 35:57-74. 2004
    ..This suggests that low socially anxious individuals show more specific encoding strategies of threatening information than high socially anxious individuals...
  73. ncbi request reprint Grief, psychosis, and panic intervention with a psychotic patient: integrating psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral approaches
    Lawrence Hsin Yang
    Massachusetts Mental Health Center, The Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, Mass, USA
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 10:100-8. 2002
  74. doi request reprint A meta-analytic review of the effects of psychotherapy control conditions for anxiety disorders
    J A J Smits
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    Psychol Med 39:229-39. 2009
    ..Little is known about the magnitude of improvement associated with psychotherapy control conditions for adult anxiety disorders. This information is important for the design of psychosocial treatment efficacy studies...
  75. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of cognitive-behavior therapy for Cambodian refugees with treatment-resistant PTSD and panic attacks: a cross-over design
    Devon E Hinton
    Southeast Asian Clinic, Arbour Counseling Services, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
    J Trauma Stress 18:617-29. 2005
    ..17), and Symptom Checklist 90-R subscales (d = 2.77). Likewise, the severity of (culturally related) neck-focused and orthostasis-cued panic attacks, including flashbacks associated with these subtypes, improved across treatment...
  76. doi request reprint Mechanisms of efficacy of CBT for Cambodian refugees with PTSD: improvement in emotion regulation and orthostatic blood pressure response
    Devon E Hinton
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, WACC 812, Boston, MA, USA
    CNS Neurosci Ther 15:255-63. 2009
    ..It also suggests that vagal tone is involved in emotion regulation, and that both vagal tone and emotion regulation improve across treatment...
  77. pmc A cross-ethnic comparison of lifetime prevalence rates of anxiety disorders
    Anu Asnaani
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 198:551-5. 2010
    ..The results suggest that race and ethnicity need to be considered when assigning an anxiety disorder diagnosis. Possible reasons for the observed differences in prevalence rates between racial groups are discussed...
  78. ncbi request reprint The liebowitz social anxiety scale as a self-report instrument: a preliminary psychometric analysis
    Sandra L Baker
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    Behav Res Ther 40:701-15. 2002
    ..The construct validity of the LSAS-SR, however, remains to be further explored. These findings support the utility of the LSAS-SR, which has the advantage of saving valuable clinician time compared to the clinician-administered version...
  79. pmc Changes in respiration mediate changes in fear of bodily sensations in panic disorder
    Alicia E Meuret
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, P O Box 750442, Dallas, TX 75275, United States
    J Psychiatr Res 43:634-41. 2009
    ..The results provide little support for changes in fear of bodily sensations leading to changes in respiration, but rather suggest that breathing training targeting pCO(2) reduced fear of bodily sensations in panic disorder...
  80. ncbi request reprint Tinnitus among Cambodian refugees: relationship to PTSD severity
    Devon E Hinton
    Southeast Asian Clinic, Arbour Counseling Services, Lowell, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA
    J Trauma Stress 19:541-6. 2006
    ..Among tinnitus patients, tinnitus-related trauma associations and catastrophic cognitions mediated the effect of tinnitus severity on CAPS severity...
  81. ncbi request reprint To believe or not to believe: cognitive and psychodynamic approaches to delusional disorder
    Sara Pontious Silva
    Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 11:20-9. 2003
  82. doi request reprint Panic disorder, panic attacks and panic attack symptoms across race-ethnic groups: results of the collaborative psychiatric epidemiology studies
    Anu Asnaani
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    CNS Neurosci Ther 15:249-54. 2009
    ....
  83. ncbi request reprint Effects of suppression and acceptance on emotional responses of individuals with anxiety and mood disorders
    Laura Campbell-Sills
    Department of Psychiatry 0985, University of California, San Diego, 8950 Villa La Jolla Drive, Suite C207, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
    Behav Res Ther 44:1251-63. 2006
    ..These findings are discussed in the context of the existing body of research on emotion regulation and current treatment approaches for anxiety and mood disorders...
  84. ncbi request reprint Cultural differences in perceived social norms and social anxiety
    Nina Heinrichs
    Institute of Psychology, Technical University of Braunschweig, Spielmannstr 12a, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
    Behav Res Ther 44:1187-97. 2006
    ..These results provide initial evidence that social anxiety may be related to different cultural norms across countries...
  85. ncbi request reprint Acceptability and suppression of negative emotion in anxiety and mood disorders
    Laura Campbell-Sills
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
    Emotion 6:587-95. 2006
    ..This study extends the literature on emotion regulation to a clinical sample and suggests that judging emotions as unacceptable and suppressing emotions may be important aspects of the phenomenology of emotional disorders...
  86. ncbi request reprint Is CBT already the dominant paradigm in psychotherapy research and practice?
    Gerhard Andersson
    Cogn Behav Ther 34:1-2. 2005
  87. ncbi request reprint The Driving Cognitions Questionnaire: development and preliminary psychometric properties
    Anke Ehlers
    Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    J Anxiety Disord 21:493-509. 2007
    ..It discriminated well between people with and without driving phobia. It also showed convergent validity with other measures. The questionnaire shows promise for use in research and clinical practice...
  88. ncbi request reprint Comorbid PTSD and social phobia in a treatment-seeking population: an exploratory study
    Claudia Zayfert
    Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756 0001, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:93-101. 2005
    ..The results are discussed in terms of implications for treatment of the comorbid presentation and directions for future research...
  89. ncbi request reprint Clinical features of four DSM-IV-specific phobia subtypes
    Joshua D Lipsitz
    Department of Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University, 1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 69, New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 190:471-8. 2002
    ..Implications for the usefulness of current subtype categories are discussed...
  90. pmc The panic attack-posttraumatic stress disorder model: applicability to orthostatic panic among Cambodian refugees
    Devon E Hinton
    Southeast Asian Clinic, Arbour Counseling Services, Lowell, MA 02114, USA
    Cogn Behav Ther 37:101-16. 2008
    ....
  91. doi request reprint Pitfalls of meta-analyses
    Stefan G Hofmann
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:716-7; author reply 717-8. 2008
  92. ncbi request reprint A self-applied, Internet-based intervention for fear of public speaking
    Cristina Botella
    Jaume I University
    J Clin Psychol 60:821-30. 2004
    ..We describe the characteristics of the program and present a case study. Results demonstrated a significant decrease in levels of fear and avoidance related to speaking in public...
  93. ncbi request reprint Scoring error of social avoidance and distress scale and its psychometric implications
    Stefan G Hofmann
    Depress Anxiety 19:197-8. 2004
    ..An error in the scoring instructions of the Social Avoidance and Distress Scale (SAD), one of the most popular instruments to measure social anxiety, is discussed...
  94. doi request reprint The missing data problem in meta-analyses
    Winfried Rief
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 65:238. 2008

Research Grants5

  1. D-Cycloserine Enhancement of Exposure in Social Phobia
    Stefan G Hofmann; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This study addresses an important public health issue by assessing an intervention that may lead to a more efficient and effective application of empirically based psychosocial interventions for the treatment of SAD. ..
  2. TREATMENT OF SOCIAL PHOBIA--MEDIATORS AND MODERATORS
    Stefan Hofmann; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The main hypothesis is that perceived emotional control will mediate treatment outcome and generality of effectiveness independent of the specific treatment condition. ..
  3. D-Cycloserine Enhancement of Exposure in Social Phobia
    Stefan Hofmann; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This study addresses an important public health issue by assessing an intervention that may lead to a more efficient and effective application of empirically based psychosocial interventions for the treatment of SAD. ..
  4. D-Cycloserine Enhancement of Exposure in Social Phobia
    Stefan Hofmann; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This study addresses an important public health issue by assessing an intervention that may lead to a more efficient and effective application of empirically based psychosocial interventions for the treatment of SAD. ..