J A J Smits

Summary

Affiliation: Southern Methodist University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Mechanism of change in cognitive-behavioral treatment of panic disorder: evidence for the fear of fear mediational hypothesis
    Jasper A J Smits
    Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders, Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 72:646-52. 2004
  2. 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
  3. pmc D-cycloserine enhancement of fear extinction is specific to successful exposure sessions: evidence from the treatment of height phobia
    Jasper A J Smits
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas 75206, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 73:1054-8. 2013
  4. pmc The efficacy of vigorous-intensity exercise as an aid to smoking cessation in adults with elevated anxiety sensitivity: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Jasper A J Smits
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dedman College, P, O, Box 750442, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    Trials 13:207. 2012
  5. pmc Threat reappraisal as a mediator of symptom change in cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders: a systematic review
    Jasper A J Smits
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 80:624-35. 2012
  6. pmc Outcomes of acute phase cognitive therapy in outpatients with anxious versus nonanxious depression
    Jasper A J Smits
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dedman College, PO Box 750442, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    Psychother Psychosom 81:153-60. 2012
  7. pmc Psychotropic medication use mediates the relationship between mood and anxiety disorders and obesity: findings from a nationally representative sample
    Jasper A J Smits
    Department of Psychology Southern Methodist University, Dedman College P O Box 750442 Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 44:1010-6. 2010
  8. ncbi Cognitive mechanisms of social anxiety reduction: an examination of specificity and temporality
    Jasper A J Smits
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:1203-12. 2006
  9. pmc Cognitive therapy for depressed adults with comorbid social phobia
    Jasper A J Smits
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dedman College, P O Box 750442, Dallas, TX 75275, United States
    J Affect Disord 114:271-8. 2009
  10. doi Reducing anxiety sensitivity with exercise
    Jasper A J Smits
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas 75275, USA
    Depress Anxiety 25:689-99. 2008

Research Grants

  1. Exercise Intervention for Smoking
    JASPER SMITS; Fiscal Year: 2009
  2. Exercise Intervention for Smoking
    Michael J Zvolensky; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. ncbi Mechanism of change in cognitive-behavioral treatment of panic disorder: evidence for the fear of fear mediational hypothesis
    Jasper A J Smits
    Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders, Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 72:646-52. 2004
    ..Clinical implications and future research directions are discussed...
  2. 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...
  3. pmc D-cycloserine enhancement of fear extinction is specific to successful exposure sessions: evidence from the treatment of height phobia
    Jasper A J Smits
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas 75206, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 73:1054-8. 2013
    ..Therefore, we conducted a reanalysis of existing data to examine whether the effects of DCS on clinical outcome would vary as a function of response to the exposure session (i.e., exposure success)...
  4. pmc The efficacy of vigorous-intensity exercise as an aid to smoking cessation in adults with elevated anxiety sensitivity: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Jasper A J Smits
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dedman College, P, O, Box 750442, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    Trials 13:207. 2012
    ..The current manuscript presents the rationale, study design and procedures, and design considerations of the Smoking Termination Enhancement Project (STEP)...
  5. pmc Threat reappraisal as a mediator of symptom change in cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders: a systematic review
    Jasper A J Smits
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 80:624-35. 2012
    ..Threat reappraisal is considered a key mediator underlying the effects of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders. The present study systematically reviewed the evidence for the threat reappraisal mediation hypothesis...
  6. pmc Outcomes of acute phase cognitive therapy in outpatients with anxious versus nonanxious depression
    Jasper A J Smits
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dedman College, PO Box 750442, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    Psychother Psychosom 81:153-60. 2012
    ..Based on the transdiagnostic principles of cognitive therapy (CT), we predicted that anxious depressed patients would respond as well to CT as nonanxious depressed patients...
  7. pmc Psychotropic medication use mediates the relationship between mood and anxiety disorders and obesity: findings from a nationally representative sample
    Jasper A J Smits
    Department of Psychology Southern Methodist University, Dedman College P O Box 750442 Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 44:1010-6. 2010
    ..The study findings guide advances in the theoretical conceptualization of the mechanisms involved in mood/anxiety disorder-obesity relations. Clinical implications are discussed...
  8. ncbi Cognitive mechanisms of social anxiety reduction: an examination of specificity and temporality
    Jasper A J Smits
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:1203-12. 2006
    ..A potential implication is that exposure-based treatments for social anxiety might focus more attention on correcting faulty appraisals of social threat occurrence...
  9. pmc Cognitive therapy for depressed adults with comorbid social phobia
    Jasper A J Smits
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dedman College, P O Box 750442, Dallas, TX 75275, United States
    J Affect Disord 114:271-8. 2009
    ..These analyses seek to clarify this relationship...
  10. doi Reducing anxiety sensitivity with exercise
    Jasper A J Smits
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas 75275, USA
    Depress Anxiety 25:689-99. 2008
    ..To further study the potential beneficial role of prescriptive exercise for anxiety-related conditions, we examined the role of exercise in reducing fears of anxiety-related sensations (anxiety sensitivity)...
  11. doi 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...
  12. doi The efficacy of cognitive-behavioral interventions for reducing anxiety sensitivity: a meta-analytic review
    Jasper A J Smits
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, USA
    Behav Res Ther 46:1047-54. 2008
    ..Our review indicates that CBT is efficacious in reducing anxiety sensitivity. However, more research is needed to determine the mechanisms by which CBT exert its effects on anxiety sensitivity...
  13. ncbi The efficacy of videotape feedback for enhancing the effects of exposure-based treatment for social anxiety disorder: a controlled investigation
    Jasper A J Smits
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dedman College, P O Box 750442, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    Behav Res Ther 44:1773-85. 2006
    ..Contrary to prediction, the videotape feedback procedures did not enhance the effects of exposure-based treatment. Clinical and theoretical implications are discussed...
  14. ncbi Emotional vulnerability as a function of physical activity among individuals with panic disorder
    Jasper A J Smits
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas 75275 0442, USA
    Depress Anxiety 23:102-6. 2006
    ..Results are discussed in relation to the importance of better understanding the role of physical inactivity in panic disorder...
  15. pmc The interplay between physical activity and anxiety sensitivity in fearful responding to carbon dioxide challenge
    Jasper A J Smits
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dedman College, PO Box 750442, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    Psychosom Med 73:498-503. 2011
    ..e., the fear of somatic arousal), an established cognitive-based risk factor for anxiety and its disorders. The present study performed a laboratory test of the interplay between physical activity and AS...
  16. doi 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...
  17. pmc Anxiety sensitivity as a mediator of the relationship between moderate-intensity exercise and coping-oriented marijuana use motives
    Jasper A J Smits
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    Am J Addict 20:113-9. 2011
    ..These findings extend previous work and offer support for the potential utility of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise for the treatment of marijuana use problems...
  18. ncbi Emotional responding to hyperventilation as a predictor of agoraphobia status among individuals suffering from panic disorder
    Michael J Telch
    Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders, Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Mezes 330, Mail Stop B3800, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 34:161-70. 2003
    ....
  19. doi Identifying potential barriers to physical activity adherence: anxiety sensitivity and body mass as predictors of fear during exercise
    Jasper A J Smits
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
    Cogn Behav Ther 39:28-36. 2010
    ..These findings offer a new approach for identifying specific vulnerable individuals and have clear clinical implications, given that the amplification factor of AS can be modified with clinical intervention...
  20. ncbi Examination of the decline in symptoms of anxiety and depression in generalized anxiety disorder: impact of anxiety sensitivity on response to pharmacotherapy
    Bunmi O Olatunji
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    Depress Anxiety 25:167-71. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that the decline in anxiety symptoms is independent of the decline in symptoms of depression during pharmacotherapy for GAD and specific AS dimensions may predict symptom change in GAD...
  21. doi Effects of threat context and cardiac sensitivity on fear responding to a 35% CO2 challenge: a test of the context-sensitivity panic vulnerability model
    Michael J Telch
    Department of Psychology, Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, Mail Code A8000, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 41:365-72. 2010
    ..Theoretical and clinical implications are discussed...
  22. ncbi Fear activation and distraction during the emotional processing of claustrophobic fear
    Michael J Telch
    Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders, Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station A8000, Austin, TX 79712 0187, USA
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 35:219-32. 2004
    ..Treatment process analyses revealed that the negative effects of distraction on treatment outcome manifested early as slower between-trial habituation. These results and their relevance to emotional processing theory are discussed...
  23. ncbi Differential sensitivity of the three ASI factors in predicting panic disorder patients' subjective and behavioral response to hyperventilation challenge
    Matt Brown
    Department of Psychology, Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders, University of Texas at Austin, Mezes 330 Mail Stop B3800, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 17:583-91. 2003
    ....
  24. ncbi An examination of the decline in fear and disgust during exposure-based treatment
    J A J Smits
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Mezes 330, Mail Stop B3800, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Behav Res Ther 40:1243-53. 2002
    ..Contrary to prediction, disgust levels at pretreatment did not moderate the level of fear activation or fear reduction during treatment. Theoretical and clinical implications of the findings are discussed...
  25. ncbi Appraisal of social concerns: a cognitive assessment instrument for social phobia
    Michael J Telch
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Depress Anxiety 19:217-24. 2004
    ..Subscale scores were strongly correlated. Preliminary findings suggest that the ASC is a psychometrically sound, time efficient instrument that can be used for both clinical and research purposes...
  26. doi Empirically supported treatments for panic disorder
    R Kathryn McHugh
    Department of Psychology, 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 32:593-610. 2009
    ..Predictors of non-response and mechanisms of action are considered, as are novel treatment strategies, including the use of memory enhancers to improve CBT outcome...
  27. 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...
  28. doi Extinction retention predicts improvement in social anxiety symptoms following exposure therapy
    Angela C Berry
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    Depress Anxiety 26:22-7. 2009
    ....
  29. ncbi Concurrent associations between anxiety sensitivity and perceived health and health disability among young adult daily smokers
    Alison C McLeish
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
    Cogn Behav Ther 36:1-11. 2007
    ..These findings are discussed with respect to better understanding cognitive factors that affect perceptions of health status and functioning among daily smokers...
  30. ncbi Disentangling the effects of safety-behavior utilization and safety-behavior availability during exposure-based treatment: a placebo-controlled trial
    Mark B Powers
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 78712 0187, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 72:448-54. 2004
    ..Findings suggest that it is the perception of the availability of safety aids as opposed to their actual use that exerts a disruptive effect on fear reduction. Clinical implications are discussed...
  31. ncbi Active-imaginal exposure: examination of a new behavioral treatment for cynophobia (dog phobia)
    Timothy O Rentz
    Life Skills Support Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, USA
    Behav Res Ther 41:1337-53. 2003
    ..Furthermore, preliminary evidence suggests that our active-imaginal exposure treatment may be a viable alternative to in vivo exposure...
  32. ncbi 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
    ....
  33. doi The effect of attributional processes concerning medication taking on return of fear
    Mark B Powers
    Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Consult Clin Psychol 76:478-90. 2008
    ..These findings highlight the importance of assessing patient attributions regarding the improvements achieved with combined exposure-based and pharmacological treatments for anxiety disorders...
  34. ncbi Changes in anxiety sensitivity with pharmacotherapy for panic disorder
    Naomi M Simon
    Anxiety Disorders Program, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, WACC 812, 15 Parkman Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 38:491-5. 2004
    ..Implications of these findings are discussed relative to optimizing pharmacologic treatment of panic disorder...
  35. ncbi Examination of the decline in fear and disgust during exposure to threat-relevant stimuli in blood-injection-injury phobia
    Bunmi O Olatunji
    Vanderbilt University, 301 Wilson Hall, 111 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, United States
    J Anxiety Disord 21:445-55. 2007
    ..However, levels of BII-specific disgust sensitivity were independently negatively associated with fear decline. Theoretical and clinical implications of the findings are discussed...
  36. pmc Does distress tolerance moderate the impact of major life events on psychosocial variables and behaviors important in the management of HIV?
    CONALL O'CLEIRIGH
    University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
    Behav Ther 38:314-23. 2007
    ..Distress tolerance assessment may help to specify targets for cognitive-behavioral and stress management treatments for people living with HIV...
  37. ncbi Cognitive-behavioral therapy for the treatment of anxiety disorders
    Michael W Otto
    Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02114, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 65:34-41. 2004
    ..Relative to combination therapy, we review some of the conditions that may influence the longevity of treatment gains from CBT...
  38. ncbi The Speech Anxiety Thoughts Inventory: scale development and preliminary psychometric data
    Yongrae Cho
    Department of Psychology, Hallym University, Okchong dong 1, Chunchon, Kangwon Do 200 702, South Korea
    Behav Res Ther 42:13-25. 2004
    ..In Study 3, the scale demonstrated sensitivity to change following brief exposure-based treatments. These findings suggest that the SATI is a highly reliable, valid measure to assess cognitive features of speech anxiety...
  39. doi Pitfalls of meta-analyses
    Stefan G Hofmann
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:716-7; author reply 717-8. 2008

Research Grants2

  1. Exercise Intervention for Smoking
    JASPER SMITS; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..S.), contributing to over 440,000 deaths each year. Moreover, this study will guide advances in the theoretical conceptualization of the mechanisms involved in anxiety-exercise-smoking relations. ) ..
  2. Exercise Intervention for Smoking
    Michael J Zvolensky; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..S.), contributing to over 440,000 deaths each year. Moreover, this study will guide advances in the theoretical conceptualization of the mechanisms involved in anxiety-exercise-smoking relations. ) ..