Alicia E Meuret

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Affiliation: Southern Methodist University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Does fear reactivity during exposure predict panic symptom reduction?
    Alicia E Meuret
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 72505, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 80:773-85. 2012
  2. pmc Coping skills and exposure therapy in panic disorder and agoraphobia: latest advances and future directions
    Alicia E Meuret
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 72505, USA
    Behav Ther 43:271-84. 2012
  3. pmc Respiratory and cognitive mediators of treatment change in panic disorder: evidence for intervention specificity
    Alicia E Meuret
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, 6424 Hilltop Lane, Dallas, TX 72505, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 78:691-704. 2010
  4. 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
  5. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of asthma in children with internalizing psychopathology
    Alicia E Meuret
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, 6424 Hilltop Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, USA
    Depress Anxiety 23:502-8. 2006
  6. pmc Hyperventilation in panic disorder and asthma: empirical evidence and clinical strategies
    Alicia E Meuret
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
    Int J Psychophysiol 78:68-79. 2010
  7. pmc Do unexpected panic attacks occur spontaneously?
    Alicia E Meuret
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 70:985-91. 2011
  8. pmc Feedback of end-tidal pCO2 as a therapeutic approach for panic disorder
    Alicia E Meuret
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, 6424 Hilltop Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, United States
    J Psychiatr Res 42:560-8. 2008
  9. 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
  10. ncbi request reprint Targeting pCO(2) in asthma: pilot evaluation of a capnometry-assisted breathing training
    Alicia E Meuret
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75205, USA
    Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 32:99-109. 2007

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Publications38

  1. pmc Does fear reactivity during exposure predict panic symptom reduction?
    Alicia E Meuret
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 72505, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 80:773-85. 2012
    ..We also investigated the degree to which treatment condition (cognitive training vs. respiratory skill training) moderated fear reactivity and therapeutic outcome...
  2. pmc Coping skills and exposure therapy in panic disorder and agoraphobia: latest advances and future directions
    Alicia E Meuret
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 72505, USA
    Behav Ther 43:271-84. 2012
    ..We examine the extant evidence on the role of traditional coping skills in augmenting exposure for panic disorder, discuss the limitations of existing research, and offer recommendations for methodological advances...
  3. pmc Respiratory and cognitive mediators of treatment change in panic disorder: evidence for intervention specificity
    Alicia E Meuret
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, 6424 Hilltop Lane, Dallas, TX 72505, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 78:691-704. 2010
    ..Our purpose in this study was to analyze pathways of change in theoretically distinct interventions using longitudinal, moderated mediation analyses...
  4. 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of asthma in children with internalizing psychopathology
    Alicia E Meuret
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, 6424 Hilltop Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, USA
    Depress Anxiety 23:502-8. 2006
    ..Though parent report of asthma diagnosis is commonly used in surveys of childhood asthma, our findings have to be viewed in the light of its limitations...
  6. pmc Hyperventilation in panic disorder and asthma: empirical evidence and clinical strategies
    Alicia E Meuret
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
    Int J Psychophysiol 78:68-79. 2010
    ..Raising CO2 levels by means of therapeutic capnometry has proven beneficial effects in both disorders, and the reversing of hyperventilation has emerged as a potent mediator for reductions in panic symptom severity and treatment success...
  7. pmc Do unexpected panic attacks occur spontaneously?
    Alicia E Meuret
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 70:985-91. 2011
    ..To test this hypothesis, we examined if points of significant autonomic changes preceded the onset of spontaneous panic attacks...
  8. pmc Feedback of end-tidal pCO2 as a therapeutic approach for panic disorder
    Alicia E Meuret
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, 6424 Hilltop Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, United States
    J Psychiatr Res 42:560-8. 2008
    ..We tested the effectiveness of a new, brief, capnometry-assisted breathing therapy (BRT) on clinical and respiratory measures in PD...
  9. 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint Targeting pCO(2) in asthma: pilot evaluation of a capnometry-assisted breathing training
    Alicia E Meuret
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75205, USA
    Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 32:99-109. 2007
    ..This pilot study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and potential benefits of a novel biofeedback breathing training for achieving sustained increases in pCO(2) levels...
  11. doi request reprint 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
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  12. doi request reprint Airway response to emotion- and disease-specific films in asthma, blood phobia, and health
    Thomas Ritz
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas 75205, USA
    Psychophysiology 48:121-35. 2011
    ..Leg muscle tension did not abolish R(os) increases. Thus, the airways are particularly responsive to BII-relevant stimuli, which could become risk factors for asthma patients...
  13. doi request reprint Confrontation with blood and disgust stimuli precipitates respiratory dysregulation in blood-injection-injury phobia
    Erica S Ayala
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    Biol Psychol 84:88-97. 2010
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  14. pmc Change point analysis for longitudinal physiological data: detection of cardio-respiratory changes preceding panic attacks
    David Rosenfield
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, 6424 Hilltop Lane, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    Biol Psychol 84:112-20. 2010
    ..The efficacy of our CP method was further validated by detecting patterns of change that were consistent with prominent respiratory theories of panic positing a relation between aberrant respiration and panic etiology...
  15. doi request reprint Respiratory muscle tension as symptom generator in individuals with high anxiety sensitivity
    Thomas Ritz
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, PO Box 750442, Dallas, TX 75275 0442, USA
    Psychosom Med 75:187-95. 2013
    ..We therefore examined the potential of intercostal muscle tension to elicit dyspnea in individuals with high anxiety sensitivity, a risk factor for developing panic disorder...
  16. doi request reprint Do blood phobia patients hyperventilate during exposure by breathing faster, deeper, or both?
    Thomas Ritz
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas 75205, USA
    Depress Anxiety 26:E60-7. 2009
    ..Hyperventilation results from increases in minute ventilation above levels required by metabolic demand and can result from increases in either frequency or depth of breathing, or a combination of both...
  17. doi request reprint Changes in pCO2, symptoms, and lung function of asthma patients during capnometry-assisted breathing training
    Thomas Ritz
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, 6424 Hilltop Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, USA
    Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 34:1-6. 2009
    ..With our current protocol of paced breathing and capnometry-assisted biofeedback at least 4 weeks are needed to achieve a normalization of pCO(2) levels and reduction in symptoms in asthma patients...
  18. 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...
  19. doi request reprint Treatments for blood-injury-injection phobia: a critical review of current evidence
    Erica S Ayala
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 43:1235-42. 2009
    ..Further research is needed to determine the efficacy of treatment techniques for BII phobia patients with and without fainting history...
  20. doi request reprint Hyperventilation symptoms are linked to a lower perceived health in asthma patients
    Thomas Ritz
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75205, USA
    Ann Behav Med 35:97-104. 2008
    ..Hyperventilation symptoms are among the sensations asthma patients tend to report during exacerbations of their disease. However, little is known about their importance for the patients' perceived well-being...
  21. pmc Discrepancies between lung function and asthma control: asthma perception and association with demographics and anxiety
    Ashton M Steele
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    Allergy Asthma Proc 33:500-7. 2012
    ..Normal perceivers in this sample tended to be older. Overperceivers tended to be female. Our findings encourage further research using the reported method of classifying asthma patients into perceiver categories...
  22. pmc Hypoventilation training for asthma: a case illustration
    Ashton M Jeter
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 37:63-72. 2012
    ..Improvements were accompanied by improvements in lung function and reductions in diurnal lung function variability. Improvements remained stable throughout follow-up...
  23. doi request reprint The psychophysiology of blood-injection-injury phobia: looking beyond the diphasic response paradigm
    Thomas Ritz
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, P O Box 750442, Dallas, TX 75275 0442, USA
    Int J Psychophysiol 78:50-67. 2010
    ..The evidence may indicate a role for respiration-focused coping techniques in BII phobia...
  24. pmc D-cycloserine enhancement of exposure therapy for social anxiety disorder depends on the success of exposure sessions
    Jasper A J Smits
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 47:1455-61. 2013
    ..Guided by preclinical research and initial findings from a small-scale study involving humans, we tested the hypothesis that DCS enhancement of exposure therapy would be specific to successful exposure sessions...
  25. pmc The role of painful events and pain perception in blood-injection-injury fears
    Noelle B Smith
    Southern Methodist University, Department of Psychology, P O Box 750442, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 43:1045-8. 2012
    ..The relation of BII fears with self-reported tolerance and avoidance of physical discomfort and pain was also examined...
  26. doi request reprint The effects of acute exercise on CO(2) challenge reactivity
    Jasper A J Smits
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 43:446-54. 2009
    ..These findings are the first to demonstrate that the anti-panic effects of exercise are unique from, and cannot be better explained by, established risk factors of CO(2) challenge reactivity...
  27. doi request reprint Cardiovascular activity in blood-injection-injury phobia during exposure: evidence for diphasic response patterns?
    Thomas Ritz
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, P O Box 750442, Dallas, TX 75275 0442, USA
    Behav Res Ther 51:460-8. 2013
    ..Respiratory training may add to the treatment of BII phobia patients that show diphasic response patterns. ..
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. doi request reprint The role of trauma symptoms in nonsuicidal self-injury
    Noelle B Smith
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, USA
    Trauma Violence Abuse 15:41-56. 2014
    ..Taken together, trauma symptoms may play an important role in the development and maintenance of NSSI. The review concludes with treatment implications and future directions for research. ..
  31. doi request reprint Psychosocial factors and behavioral medicine interventions in asthma
    Thomas Ritz
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 81:231-50. 2013
    ..This review examines the evidence for psychosocial influences in asthma and behavioral medicine approaches to its treatment...
  32. ncbi request reprint Psychophysiological reactions to two levels of voluntary hyperventilation in panic disorder
    Eileen Wollburg
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 22:886-98. 2008
    ..In general, differences between patients and controls in response to HV were in the cognitive-language rather than in the physiological realm...
  33. ncbi request reprint Psychophysiological effects of breathing instructions for stress management
    Ansgar Conrad
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, and the Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 32:89-98. 2007
    ..To understand the results of breathing instructions for stress and anxiety management, respiration needs to be monitored physiologically...
  34. ncbi request reprint Voluntary hyperventilation in the treatment of panic disorder--functions of hyperventilation, their implications for breathing training, and recommendations for standardization
    Alicia E Meuret
    Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 25:285-306. 2005
    ..We propose how VH procedures might be standardized in future studies...
  35. ncbi request reprint Respiratory feedback for treating panic disorder
    Alicia E Meuret
    Stanford University and the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    J Clin Psychol 60:197-207. 2004
    ..Respiratory monitoring may provide relevant diagnostic, prognostic, and outcome information...
  36. pmc Sympathetic activation in broadly defined generalized anxiety disorder
    Walton T Roth
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 42:205-12. 2008
    ..We conclude that broader GAD criteria include a substantial number of chronically anxious and hyperaroused patients who do not fall within standard criteria. Such patients deserve attention by clinicians and researchers...
  37. ncbi request reprint Breathing training for treating panic disorder. Useful intervention or impediment?
    Alicia E Meuret
    University of Hamburg, Stanford University, and Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System, USA
    Behav Modif 27:731-54. 2003
    ..More studies are needed that are designed to measure the efficacy of BT using an adequate rationale and methodology. Claims that BT should be rejected in favor of cognitive or other forms of intervention are premature...
  38. ncbi request reprint High altitudes, anxiety, and panic attacks: is there a relationship?
    Walton T Roth
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    Depress Anxiety 16:51-8. 2002
    ..We suggest some improvements that could be made in the design of future studies, possible tests of some of the theoretical causal links, and possible treatment applications, such as systematic exposure of panic patients to high altitude...