Michael Zvolensky

Summary

Affiliation: University of Vermont
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Evaluating anxiety sensitivity, exposure to aversive life conditions, and problematic drinking in Russia: a test using an epidemiological sample
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, The University of Vermont, Room 202, John Dewey Hall, 2 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Addict Behav 30:567-70. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Impact of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder on early smoking lapse and relapse during a self-guided quit attempt among community-recruited daily smokers
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, 2 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:1415-27. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Cardiophobia: a critical analysis
    Michael J Zvolensky
    University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Transcult Psychiatry 45:230-52. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Anxiety sensitivity interacts with marijuana use in the prediction of anxiety symptoms and panic-related catastrophic thinking among daily tobacco users
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, John Dewey Hall, 2 Colchester Avenue, Room 202, Burlington, 05405 0134, USA
    Behav Res Ther 44:907-24. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Chronic pain and marijuana use among a nationally representative sample of adults
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, USA
    Am J Addict 20:538-42. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Acute nicotine withdrawal symptoms and anxious responding to bodily sensations: a test of incremental predictive validity among young adult regular smokers
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, 320 Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    Behav Res Ther 43:1683-700. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Lifetime associations between cannabis, use, abuse, and dependence and panic attacks in a representative sample
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, 2 Colchester Avenue, John Dewey Hall, 05450 Burlington, VT 05450 0134, United States
    J Psychiatr Res 40:477-86. 2006
  8. pmc Prospective associations between cannabis use, abuse, and dependence and panic attacks and disorder
    Michael J Zvolensky
    University of Vermont, Department of Psychology, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 42:1017-23. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Incremental validity of anxiety sensitivity in terms of motivation to quit, reasons for quitting, and barriers to quitting among community-recruited daily smokers
    Michael J Zvolensky
    University of Vermont, Department of Psychology, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:965-75. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Neuroticism moderates the effect of maximum smoking level on lifetime panic disorder: a test using an epidemiologically defined national sample of smokers
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, 2 Colchester Avenue, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Psychiatry Res 141:321-32. 2006

Research Grants

  1. Sensitivity to Emotional Distress
    Michael Zvolensky; Fiscal Year: 2002
  2. Smoking-Based Prevention Program for Panic Disorder
    Michael Zvolensky; Fiscal Year: 2009
  3. Smoking-Based Prevention Program for Panic Disorder
    Michael Zvolensky; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. Anxiety Sensitivity and Smoking
    Michael Zvolensky; Fiscal Year: 2007
  5. Smoking and Panic Vulnerability
    Michael Zvolensky; Fiscal Year: 2006
  6. Panic and Smoking Cessation
    Michael Zvolensky; Fiscal Year: 2004
  7. Smoking-Based Prevention Program for Panic Disorder
    Michael J Zvolensky; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications96

  1. ncbi request reprint Evaluating anxiety sensitivity, exposure to aversive life conditions, and problematic drinking in Russia: a test using an epidemiological sample
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, The University of Vermont, Room 202, John Dewey Hall, 2 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Addict Behav 30:567-70. 2005
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Impact of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder on early smoking lapse and relapse during a self-guided quit attempt among community-recruited daily smokers
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, 2 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:1415-27. 2008
    ..Findings provide novel evidence that PTSD, and perhaps anxiety disorders more generally, may be important factors in reducing the odds of successful unaided quit attempts in the early phases of cessation...
  3. doi request reprint Cardiophobia: a critical analysis
    Michael J Zvolensky
    University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Transcult Psychiatry 45:230-52. 2008
    ..Future research directions relevant to the assessment and treatment of this clinically significant phenomenon are reviewed...
  4. ncbi request reprint Anxiety sensitivity interacts with marijuana use in the prediction of anxiety symptoms and panic-related catastrophic thinking among daily tobacco users
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, John Dewey Hall, 2 Colchester Avenue, Room 202, Burlington, 05405 0134, USA
    Behav Res Ther 44:907-24. 2006
    ..These results are discussed in relation to better understanding the potential role of regular marijuana use and anxiety sensitivity for panic-relevant emotional vulnerability among regular tobacco smokers...
  5. doi request reprint Chronic pain and marijuana use among a nationally representative sample of adults
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, USA
    Am J Addict 20:538-42. 2011
    ..Results from this study suggest that it may be beneficial for clinicians to assess for marijuana use among patients suffering from chronic pain. Such patients may be using marijuana as a maladaptive coping strategy...
  6. ncbi request reprint Acute nicotine withdrawal symptoms and anxious responding to bodily sensations: a test of incremental predictive validity among young adult regular smokers
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, 320 Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    Behav Res Ther 43:1683-700. 2005
    ..Findings are discussed in the context of how regular smoking may promote panic symptomotology...
  7. ncbi request reprint Lifetime associations between cannabis, use, abuse, and dependence and panic attacks in a representative sample
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, 2 Colchester Avenue, John Dewey Hall, 05450 Burlington, VT 05450 0134, United States
    J Psychiatr Res 40:477-86. 2006
    ..The present investigation evaluated lifetime associations between cannabis use, abuse, and dependence and panic attacks after controlling for alcohol abuse, polysubstance use, and demographic variables...
  8. pmc Prospective associations between cannabis use, abuse, and dependence and panic attacks and disorder
    Michael J Zvolensky
    University of Vermont, Department of Psychology, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 42:1017-23. 2008
    ..However, cannabis was not incrementally associated with the development of panic after controlling for daily cigarette smoking. The theoretical and clinical implications of these findings are discussed...
  9. ncbi request reprint Incremental validity of anxiety sensitivity in terms of motivation to quit, reasons for quitting, and barriers to quitting among community-recruited daily smokers
    Michael J Zvolensky
    University of Vermont, Department of Psychology, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:965-75. 2007
    ..Results are discussed in relation to better understanding the role of anxiety sensitivity in psychological processes associated with smoking cessation...
  10. ncbi request reprint Neuroticism moderates the effect of maximum smoking level on lifetime panic disorder: a test using an epidemiologically defined national sample of smokers
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, 2 Colchester Avenue, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Psychiatry Res 141:321-32. 2006
    ..Results are discussed in relation to refining recent panic-smoking conceptual models and elucidating different pathways to panic-related problems...
  11. ncbi request reprint Anxiety sensitivity and early relapse to smoking: a test among Mexican daily, low-level smokers
    Michael J Zvolensky
    University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:483-91. 2007
    ..Findings provide novel evidence that AS is an important explanatory construct in early smoking relapse...
  12. ncbi request reprint Introduction to anxiety sensitivity: recent findings and new directions
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Behav Modif 31:139-44. 2007
    ..Although the vast majority of work on AS has been conducted in relation to panic psychopathology (Zvolensky, Schmidt, Bernstein, & Keough, 2006), researchers..
  13. ncbi request reprint Risk-factor research and prevention programs for anxiety disorders: a translational research framework
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, The University of Vermont, Colchester Avenue, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Behav Res Ther 44:1219-39. 2006
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Panic attacks, panic disorder, and agoraphobia: associations with substance use, abuse, and dependence
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, John Dewey Hall, 2 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 8:279-85. 2006
    ..Key clinical implications and future directions are outlined based upon the review...
  15. ncbi request reprint Smoking and panic attacks, panic disorder, and agoraphobia: a review of the empirical literature
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, The University of Vermont, 2 Colchester Avenue, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 25:761-89. 2005
    ..In the fourth section of the paper, specific areas not otherwise covered in the review are presented to stimulate further development in these areas (e.g., specialized treatment development)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Anxiety sensitivity: Concurrent associations with negative affect smoking motives and abstinence self-confidence among young adult smokers
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, 2 Colchester Avenue, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Addict Behav 31:429-39. 2006
    ..Results are discussed in relation to better understanding cognitive-based smoking processes among individuals at heightened risk for panic psychopathology...
  17. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the role of panic disorder in emotional sensitivity processes involved with smoking
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 19:673-86. 2005
    ..Results are discussed in relation to panic-relevant emotional sensitivity processes involved with smoking...
  18. pmc Personality disorders and cigarette smoking among adults in the United States
    Michael J Zvolensky
    University of Vermont, Department of Psychology, 2 Colchester Avenue, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 45:835-41. 2011
    ....
  19. pmc Chronic musculoskeletal pain and cigarette smoking among a representative sample of Canadian adolescents and adults
    Michael J Zvolensky
    University of Vermont, United States
    Addict Behav 35:1008-12. 2010
    ..An opposite, albeit less robust, association was evident for the prescence of lifetime arthritis and smoking. Future work is needed to better understand the mechanisms underlying the association between chronic pain and smoking...
  20. pmc Distress tolerance and psychopathological symptoms and disorders: a review of the empirical literature among adults
    Teresa M Leyro
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Psychol Bull 136:576-600. 2010
    ..Thus, the current article provides a comprehensive review of past and contemporary theory and research and proposes key areas for future empirical study of this construct...
  21. pmc Marijuana use and panic psychopathology among a representative sample of adults
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, 2 Colchester Avenue, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 18:129-34. 2010
    ..Results are discussed in relation to the novel information they offer in regard to understanding the putative marijuana use-panic psychopathology association(s)...
  22. pmc Chronic pain and cigarette smoking and nicotine dependence among a representative sample of adults
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:1407-14. 2009
    ..The present investigation examined the relation between lifetime and current (past year) chronic pain and cigarette smoking status and nicotine dependence...
  23. ncbi request reprint Emotional responding to biological challenge as a function of panic disorder and smoking
    Michael J Zvolensky
    The University of Vermont, Department of Psychology, 2 Colchester Avenue, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 18:19-32. 2004
    ..These findings are discussed in relation to better understanding the potential role that smoking may play in terms of anxious and fearful responding to bodily sensations...
  24. ncbi request reprint Incremental validity of mindfulness-based attention in relation to the concurrent prediction of anxiety and depressive symptomatology and perceptions of health
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05405 0134, USA
    Cogn Behav Ther 35:148-58. 2006
    ..Results are discussed in relation to the construct development of mindfulness-based attention, and specifically, the role(s) of this factor in emotional and physical health processes...
  25. ncbi request reprint Diathesis stress model for panic-related distress: a test in a Russian epidemiological sample
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, The University of Vermont, John Dewey Hall, 2 Colchester Avenue, Room 202, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Behav Res Ther 43:521-32. 2005
    ..These findings are discussed in relation to biopsychosocial theories of panic disorder, which emphasize the importance of both a cognitive diathesis and stress component in the pathogenesis of the disorder...
  26. pmc Evaluation of anxiety sensitivity among daily adult smokers using item response theory analysis
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, VT 05405 0134, United States
    J Anxiety Disord 23:230-9. 2009
    ....
  27. pmc Anxiety sensitivity and anxiety and depressive symptoms in the prediction of early smoking lapse and relapse during smoking cessation treatment
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, 2 Colchester Avenue, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:323-31. 2009
    ....
  28. pmc Relations between anxiety sensitivity, distress tolerance, and fear reactivity to bodily sensations to coping and conformity marijuana use motives among young adult marijuana users
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 17:31-42. 2009
    ..These results provide novel information related to the role of emotional sensitivity and tolerance factors as they pertain to specific types of motives for marijuana use among young adults...
  29. ncbi request reprint Anxiety sensitivity: association with intensity of retrospectively-rated smoking-related withdrawal symptoms and motivation to quit
    Michael J Zvolensky
    The University of Vermont, Department of Psychology, 2 Colchester Avenue, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Cogn Behav Ther 33:114-25. 2004
    ..g. nicotine dependence) and affect (e.g. panic attack history) factors. These results are discussed in relation to better understanding panic-related vulnerability factors in smoking cessation...
  30. ncbi request reprint Quit-attempt history: relation to current levels of emotional vulnerability among adult cigarette users
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Anxiety and Health Research Laboratory, University of Vermont, 2 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, Vermont 05405 0134, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 70:551-4. 2009
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint A prospective test of anxiety sensitivity as a moderator of the relation between gender and posttraumatic symptom maintenance among high anxiety sensitive young adults
    Matthew T Feldner
    Department of Psychology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701, USA
    Depress Anxiety 25:190-9. 2008
    ..These data provide novel prospective evidence regarding the interplay of relatively well-established risk factors implicated in the maintenance of posttraumatic stress symptoms...
  32. ncbi request reprint Interaction between smoking rate and anxiety sensitivity: relation to anticipatory anxiety and panic-relevant avoidance among daily smokers
    Alison C McLeish
    The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 21:849-59. 2007
    ..Overall, these data suggest that AS is an important individual difference factor that, when coupled with higher rates of smoking, is associated with greater levels of avoidance and anticipatory anxiety among daily smokers...
  33. pmc Anxiety sensitivity and panic reactivity to bodily sensations: relation to quit-day (acute) nicotine withdrawal symptom severity among daily smokers making a self-guided quit attempt
    Erin C Marshall
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 17:356-64. 2009
    ..Results suggest that anxiety sensitivity may be less relevant with regard to acute nicotine withdrawal severity among individuals with panic-related problems...
  34. doi request reprint Anxiety sensitivity and perceived control over anxiety-related events: associations with smoking outcome expectancies and perceived cessation barriers among daily smokers
    Kristin L Gregor
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:627-35. 2008
    ..Together, these findings further the literature on the relation between anxiety-relevant cognitive factors and psychological smoking processes...
  35. ncbi request reprint Marijuana coping motives interact with marijuana use frequency to predict anxious arousal, panic related catastrophic thinking, and worry among current marijuana users
    Marcel O Bonn-Miller
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05405 0134, USA
    Depress Anxiety 25:862-73. 2008
    ..These results are discussed in relation to better understanding the role of marijuana use and coping motives in regard to anxiety vulnerability...
  36. pmc Exploring human freeze responses to a threat stressor
    Norman B Schmidt
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 39:292-304. 2008
    ..Subjective anxiety and panic during the challenge were associated with the freeze response, as were a number of anxiety symptom dimensions...
  37. ncbi request reprint The moderating role of health fear on the relation between smoking status and panic symptoms among adolescents
    Ellen W Leen-Feldner
    University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 22:772-80. 2008
    ..Also as expected, health fear did not moderate the association between smoking status and depressive symptoms, supporting model specificity. Results are discussed in terms of implications for the panic-smoking association among youth...
  38. doi request reprint Incremental associations between facets of anxiety sensitivity and posttraumatic stress and panic symptoms among trauma-exposed adults
    Anka A Vujanovic
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Cogn Behav Ther 37:76-89. 2008
    ..Results are discussed in the context of the relevant theoretical literature pertaining to shared vulnerability and comorbidity between posttraumatic stress and panic...
  39. doi request reprint Anxiety sensitivity and smoking motives and outcome expectancies among adult daily smokers: replication and extension
    Teresa M Leyro
    University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:985-94. 2008
    ..No such incremental effects were similarly evident for distress intolerance. Findings are discussed in relation to the role of anxiety sensitivity in smoking motives and outcome expectancies...
  40. ncbi request reprint Affect intensity: association with anxious and fearful responding to bodily sensations
    Anka A Vujanovic
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, 2 Colchester Avenue, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 20:192-206. 2006
    ..Findings are discussed in relation to better understanding the role of affect intensity as a potential risk factor for panic-related problems...
  41. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress symptom severity predicts marijuana use coping motives among traumatic event-exposed marijuana users
    Marcel O Bonn-Miller
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    J Trauma Stress 20:577-86. 2007
    ..Results are discussed in relation to better understanding the role of coping-motivated marijuana use among young adults experiencing posttraumatic stress...
  42. pmc An evaluation of anxiety sensitivity, emotional dysregulation, and negative affectivity among daily cigarette smokers: relation to smoking motives and barriers to quitting
    Adam Gonzalez
    University of Vermont, John Dewey Hall, 2 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, United States
    J Psychiatr Res 43:138-47. 2008
    ..These findings uniquely add to a growing literature suggesting anxiety sensitivity is an important and unique cognitive factor for better understanding clinically-relevant psychological processes related to cigarette smoking...
  43. pmc Panic reactivity to voluntary hyperventilation challenge predicts distress tolerance to bodily sensations among daily cigarette smokers
    Erin C Marshall
    Department of Psychology, The University of Vermont, 2 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 16:313-21. 2008
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Sixteen-item Anxiety Sensitivity Index: confirmatory factor analytic evidence, internal consistency, and construct validity in a young adult sample from the Netherlands
    Anka A Vujanovic
    University of Vermont, VT 05405 0314, USA
    Assessment 14:129-43. 2007
    ..In addition, incremental validity of the anxiety sensitivity construct was established, relative to negative affectivity, for unexpected panic attacks and agoraphobic avoidance...
  45. pmc Marijuana use motives and social anxiety among marijuana-using young adults
    Julia D Buckner
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 1270, USA
    Addict Behav 32:2238-52. 2007
    ..These data provide novel evidence for the unique effects of coping-motivated marijuana use in the link between marijuana-related impairment and social anxiety...
  46. pmc Evaluating emotional sensitivity and tolerance factors in the prediction of panic-relevant responding to a biological challenge
    Amanda Kutz
    University of Vermont, Department of Psychology, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, United States
    J Anxiety Disord 24:16-22. 2010
    ..These findings emphasize the important, unique role of anxiety sensitivity in predicting risk for panic psychopathology, even when considered in the context of other theoretically relevant emotion vulnerability variables...
  47. pmc Distress tolerance and early smoking lapse
    Richard A Brown
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Butler Hospital Brown Medical School, 345 Blackstone Blvd, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 25:713-33. 2005
    ..Theoretical and clinical implications of distress tolerance in smoking cessation are discussed and the development of a specialized and novel behavioral distress tolerance treatment for early smoking lapsers is proposed...
  48. pmc Exploring the mediational role of coping motives for marijuana use in terms of the relation between anxiety sensitivity and marijuana dependence
    Kirsten Johnson
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Am J Addict 19:277-82. 2010
    ..These results provide novel information related to the putative explanatory role of coping motives for marijuana use in the relation between anxiety sensitivity and marijuana dependence...
  49. ncbi request reprint A test of the interactive effects of anxiety sensitivity and mindfulness in the prediction of anxious arousal, agoraphobic cognitions, and body vigilance
    Anka A Vujanovic
    The University of Vermont, Department of Psychology, 2 Colchester Avenue, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Behav Res Ther 45:1393-400. 2007
    ..Contrary to prediction, the AS by mindfulness interaction did not significantly predict body vigilance. Theoretical implications are discussed and future directions are delineated...
  50. pmc Reactivity to challenge with carbon dioxide as a prospective predictor of panic attacks
    Norman B Schmidt
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, United States
    Psychiatry Res 151:173-6. 2007
    ..Baseline response to a CO(2) challenge was a very strong predictor of future panic attacks (though not for panic disorder or other anxiety disorders)...
  51. ncbi request reprint Perceived health among individuals with panic disorder: associations with affective vulnerability and psychiatric disability
    Kristin L Gregor
    University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05405, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:697-9. 2005
    ..These findings are discussed with respect to understanding better how perceptions of health may influence the nature of panic disorder...
  52. doi request reprint Fear reactivity to bodily sensations among heavy smokers and nonsmokers
    Kenneth Abrams
    Department of Psychology, Carleton College, Northfield, MN 55057, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 16:230-9. 2008
    ..In addition, smokers reported significantly greater trait levels of suffocation fear prior to the challenge. Findings are discussed with respect to the role of smoking in panic vulnerability...
  53. ncbi request reprint Marijuana use motives: concurrent relations to frequency of past 30-day use and anxiety sensitivity among young adult marijuana smokers
    Marcel O Bonn-Miller
    The University of Vermont, Department of Psychology, 2 Colchester Avenue, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Addict Behav 32:49-62. 2007
    ..These results are discussed in relation to the clinical implications of better understanding the role of motivation for marijuana use among emotionally vulnerable young adults...
  54. doi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder and anxious and fearful reactivity to bodily arousal: a test of the mediating role of nicotine withdrawal severity among daily smokers in 12-hr nicotine deprivation
    Matthew T Feldner
    Department of Psychology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 16:144-55. 2008
    ..Findings suggest nicotine withdrawal is an important factor to consider in terms of better understanding the nature of fear responding to bodily sensations among persons with PTSD...
  55. ncbi request reprint Anxiety sensitivity taxonicity: a concurrent test of cognitive vulnerability for post-traumatic stress symptomatology among young adults
    Amit Bernstein
    University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Cogn Behav Ther 34:229-41. 2005
    ..These findings are discussed in terms of theoretical and clinical implications for the study of anxiety sensitivity and post-traumatic stress disorder vulnerability...
  56. pmc Reasons for quitting smoking prior to a self-quit attempt among smokers with and without posttraumatic stress disorder or other anxiety/mood psychopathology
    Erin C Marshall
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05405 0134, USA
    Am J Addict 18:309-15. 2009
    ..The current findings suggest that individuals with PTSD and other psychopathology may have unique motivations for quitting smoking that could be usefully explored within smoking cessation treatment programs...
  57. pmc Anxiety sensitivity as a moderator of the association between smoking status and anxiety symptoms and bodily vigilance: replication and extension in a young adult sample
    Alison C McLeish
    University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Jackson, MS 39216, USA
    Addict Behav 33:315-27. 2008
    ..Findings are discussed with regard to the role of anxiety sensitivity in the relation between smoking and panic processes...
  58. ncbi request reprint Anxiety sensitivity, self-reported motives for alcohol and nicotine use, and level of consumption
    Amber Novak
    Butler Hospital, 345 Blackstone Blvd, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 17:165-80. 2003
    ..In addition, striking differences were found between drinkers who smoke and those who do not smoke, suggesting that this subgroup may also represent an at-risk group of drinkers...
  59. ncbi request reprint Health perception is a unique predictor of anxiety symptoms in non-clinical participants
    Andrew R Yartz
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05405 0134, USA
    Cogn Behav Ther 34:65-74. 2005
    ..Results are discussed in relation to the role of perceived health as a cognitive vulnerability factor for anxiety-related problems...
  60. ncbi request reprint Associations between psychedelic use, abuse, and dependence and lifetime panic attack history in a representative sample
    Marcel O Bonn-Miller
    The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 21:730-41. 2007
    ..The results are discussed in terms of better understanding the role of psychedelic use in relation to the occurrence of panic attacks...
  61. ncbi request reprint Smoking motives in the prediction of affective vulnerability among young adult daily smokers
    Kristin Gregor
    Department of Psychology, The University of Vermont, 2 Colchester Avenue, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT, USA
    Behav Res Ther 45:471-82. 2007
    ..These results suggest that there are important associations between certain smoking motives and negative affective states and that such relations are not attributable to other smoking factors (e.g., smoking rate)...
  62. pmc Implications of comorbid alcohol dependence among individuals with social anxiety disorder
    Julia D Buckner
    Department of Psychology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Depress Anxiety 25:1028-37. 2008
    ..Second, we examined the psychosocial impairment associated with the comorbidity of SAD and AUD versus SAD without AUD. Third, the temporal sequencing of SAD and AUD among comorbid individuals was examined...
  63. ncbi request reprint Pain-related anxiety in the prediction of chronic low-back pain distress
    Kevin E Vowles
    Department of Psychology, West Virginia University, P O Box 6040, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506 6040, USA
    J Behav Med 27:77-89. 2004
    ..Overall, the findings are discussed within the context of identifying particular pain-related anxiety mechanisms contributing to differential aspects of pain-related distress and clinical impairment...
  64. doi request reprint Test of the role of nicotine dependence in the relation between posttraumatic stress disorder and panic spectrum problems
    Matthew T Feldner
    Department of Psychology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AK, USA
    J Trauma Stress 22:36-44. 2009
    ..Results were consistent with hypotheses. These findings support the theory suggesting smoking among people with PTSD may be involved in the development of panic problems...
  65. pmc The interactive effect of anxiety sensitivity and frequency of marijuana use in terms of anxious responding to bodily sensations among youth
    Julia D Buckner
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
    Psychiatry Res 166:238-46. 2009
    ..Present findings suggest AS appears to serve as an important and potentially specific anxiety-related variable that deserves serious attention as a potential vulnerability factor among frequent marijuana-using females...
  66. ncbi request reprint Perceived health moderates the association between smoking rate and panic vulnerability variables among daily smokers
    Alison C McLeish
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Depress Anxiety 23:257-65. 2006
    ..The identification of such moderating effects is clinically important, because it helps to refine our understanding of complex associations between drug behavior and panic vulnerability...
  67. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress symptoms and smoking to reduce negative affect: an investigation of trauma-exposed daily smokers
    Matthew T Feldner
    Prevention Sciences Division of the Intervention Sciences Laboratory, University of Arkansas, Department of Psychology, 216 Memorial Hall, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
    Addict Behav 32:214-27. 2007
    ..Results are discussed in terms of the implications of smoking to regulate affect among daily smokers who have been exposed to traumatic events...
  68. ncbi request reprint Robust dimensions of anxiety sensitivity: development and initial validation of the Anxiety Sensitivity Index-3
    Steven Taylor
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Psychol Assess 19:176-88. 2007
    ..The ASI-3 displayed generally good performance on other indices of reliability and validity, along with evidence of improved psychometric properties over the original ASI...
  69. pmc Linkages between cigarette smoking outcome expectancies and negative emotional vulnerability
    Kirsten A Johnson
    The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Addict Behav 33:1416-24. 2008
    ....
  70. pmc Smoking, traumatic event exposure, and post-traumatic stress: a critical review of the empirical literature
    Matthew T Feldner
    Intervention Sciences Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 27:14-45. 2007
    ..Significantly less is known about the role of trauma and PTSD in terms of cessation outcome. Limitations of extant work, clinical implications, and key directions for future study are delineated...
  71. pmc Evaluation of smoking characteristics among community-recruited daily smokers with and without posttraumatic stress disorder and panic psychopathology
    Erin C Marshall
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, 2 Cholchester Avenue, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 22:1214-26. 2008
    ..Overall, results suggest that smokers with PD or PTSD differ from other smoking groups in a number of clinically significant ways...
  72. ncbi request reprint Panic attacks and physical health problems in a representative sample: singular and interactive associations with psychological problems, and interpersonal and physical disability
    Erin C Marshall
    University of Vermont, Department of Psychology, United States
    J Anxiety Disord 22:78-87. 2008
    ..The present investigation examined the singular and interactive effects of panic attacks and physical illness in relation to psychological, interpersonal, and physical types of impairment...
  73. ncbi request reprint Nicotine dependence mediates the relations between insomnia and both panic and posttraumatic stress disorder in the NCS-R sample
    Kimberly A Babson
    Department of Psychology, Intervention Science Laboratory, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701, USA
    Depress Anxiety 25:670-9. 2008
    ..Overall, results suggest nicotine dependence may be a possible mechanism that underlies insomnia among those with PD and PTSD...
  74. ncbi request reprint Pubertal status and emotional reactivity to a voluntary hyperventilation challenge predicting panic symptoms and somatic complaints: a laboratory-based multi-informant test
    Ellen W Leen-Feldner
    University of Arkansas, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
    Behav Modif 31:8-31. 2007
    ..Results are discussed in terms of extant theory and research on anxiety vulnerability among adolescents...
  75. ncbi request reprint The impact of smoking on panic disorder: an initial investigation of a pathoplastic relationship
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, The University of Vermont, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 17:447-60. 2003
    ..No differences were evident for panic attacks or physical illness variables. These findings are discussed in relation to Pathoplastic models of dysfunction...
  76. ncbi request reprint Anxiety sensitivity in six countries
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Anxiety and Health Research Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Behav Res Ther 41:841-59. 2003
    ..Partial correlations indicated that both factors are useful in accounting for variance in symptom measures. We discuss the results of this investigation in relation to the cross-cultural assessment of the anxiety sensitivity construct...
  77. ncbi request reprint Heart-focused anxiety and chest pain in postangiography medical patients
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Anxiety and Health Research Laboratory and Clinic, Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, Vermont 05405 0134, USA
    J Behav Med 26:197-209. 2003
    ..We discuss these findings in relation to models of panic pathology and anxious responding to bodily sensations...
  78. pmc Premenstrual distress predicts panic-relevant responding to a CO2 challenge among young adult females
    Yael I Nillni
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 24:416-22. 2010
    ..These findings provide preliminary evidence that premenstrual symptoms may serve as a potential risk factor to experience more intense panic symptoms in response to perturbations in bodily sensations...
  79. pmc Exploration of the relevance of anxiety sensitivity among adults living with HIV/AIDS for understanding anxiety vulnerability
    Adam Gonzalez
    University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 USA
    J Health Psychol 15:138-46. 2010
    ..11; p = .006), but no one subscale was independently related. Findings are discussed in terms of examining AS in better understanding the HIV/AIDS-anxiety relation...
  80. ncbi request reprint Cross cultural evaluation of smokers risk for panic and anxiety pathology: a test in a Russian epidemiological sample
    Michael J Zvolensky
    The University of Vermont, Department of Psychology, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Behav Res Ther 41:1199-215. 2003
    ....
  81. pmc Anxiety sensitivity as a moderator of association between smoking status and panic-related processes in a representative sample of adults
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, The University of Vermont, 2 Colchester Avenue, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 42:69-77. 2008
    ..These findings are discussed with regard to the role of anxiety sensitivity in etiologic connection between smoking and panic-related processes...
  82. ncbi request reprint Taxonicity of anxiety sensitivity: a multi-national analysis
    Amit Bernstein
    The University of Vermont, Department of Psychology, 2 Colchester Avenue, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 20:1-22. 2006
    ..Results are discussed in relation to the conceptual understanding of anxiety sensitivity, with specific emphasis on theoretical refinement of the construct...
  83. ncbi request reprint Taxometric and factor analytic models of anxiety sensitivity: integrating approaches to latent structural research
    Amit Bernstein
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Psychol Assess 19:74-87. 2007
    ....
  84. ncbi request reprint Body vigilance: bi-national examination of the construct
    Amit Bernstein
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, USA
    Depress Anxiety 25:E81-91. 2008
    ..Results are discussed in terms of their clinical implications for advancing assessment of body vigilance and theoretical implications for better understanding the nomological nature of the construct...
  85. doi request reprint Negative reinforcement/negative affect reduction cigarette smoking outcome expectancies: incremental validity for anxiety focused on bodily sensations and panic attack symptoms among daily smokers
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 16:66-76. 2008
    ..Findings are discussed in terms of the role of negative reinforcement/negative affect reduction smoking outcome expectancies and vulnerability for panic symptoms and psychopathology...
  86. ncbi request reprint Anxiety sensitivity-physical concerns as a moderator of the emotional consequences of emotion suppression during biological challenge: an experimental test using individual growth curve analysis
    Matthew T Feldner
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, 05405 0134, USA
    Behav Res Ther 44:249-72. 2006
    ..Results are discussed in terms of the potential role of inhibition-oriented affect regulation processes in the etiology of panic disorder...
  87. ncbi request reprint The role of experiential avoidance in acute pain tolerance: a laboratory test
    Matthew T Feldner
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 37:146-58. 2006
    ..Consistent with theoretical prediction, these findings suggest that experiential avoidance may play a role in tolerance of acute pain...
  88. ncbi request reprint Taxometric and factor analytic models of anxiety sensitivity among youth: exploring the latent structure of anxiety psychopathology vulnerability
    Amit Bernstein
    The University of Vermont, Department of Psychology, 2 Colchester Avenue, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Behav Ther 38:269-83. 2007
    ..Findings are discussed in relation to refining our understanding of the latent structure of AS and the clinical implications that arise from it...
  89. ncbi request reprint Nonclinical panic attack history and smoking cessation: an initial examination
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Anxiety and Health Research Laboratory, Department of Psychology, The University of Vermont, John Dewey Hall, 2 Colchester Avenue, Room 202, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Addict Behav 29:825-30. 2004
    ..These findings are discussed in regard to the role of negative affect vulnerability factors in smoking cessation with specific reference to panic attacks...
  90. ncbi request reprint A critical review of the empirical literature on coping and panic disorder
    Matthew T Feldner
    Department of Psychology, Anxiety and Health Research Laboratory, The University of Vermont, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 24:123-48. 2004
    ..For each section, primary conclusions are presented. In the final section, directions for future research are provided both in terms of methodological and conceptual issues...
  91. pmc Emotional dysregulation: concurrent relation to sexual problems among trauma-exposed adult cigarette smokers
    Alessandra H Rellini
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    J Sex Marital Ther 36:137-53. 2010
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  92. ncbi request reprint Developmental course(s) of lifetime cigarette use and panic attack comorbidity: an equifinal phenomenon?
    Amit Bernstein
    Palo Alto Veterans Administration, CA, USA
    Behav Modif 31:117-35. 2007
    ..The theoretical and clinical implications of delineating course-related factors underlying smoking-panic attack comorbidity are discussed...
  93. ncbi request reprint Is the latent structure of fear of pain continuous or discontinuous among pain patients? Taxometric analysis of the pain anxiety symptoms scale
    Gordon J G Asmundson
    Anxiety and Illness Behaviors Laboratory, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    J Pain 8:387-95. 2007
    ..The findings, indicating that fear of pain is continuous, are important for understanding the nature of fear of pain and to designing appropriately targeted interventions...
  94. ncbi request reprint 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...
  95. ncbi request reprint The relations of anxiety sensitivity, experiential avoidance, and alexithymic coping to young adults' motivations for drinking
    Sherry H Stewart
    Department of Psychology, Dalhousie University, Life Sciences Centre, 1355 Oxford Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4J1
    Behav Modif 26:274-96. 2002
    ..They also review implications for refinements of behavior therapy for problem drinkers...
  96. ncbi request reprint 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...

Research Grants12

  1. Sensitivity to Emotional Distress
    Michael Zvolensky; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Findings from this investigation should result in improved methods of identifying smokers at-risk for early lapse, so that they may be targeted for nicotine dependence treatments that will meet their specific needs. ..
  2. Smoking-Based Prevention Program for Panic Disorder
    Michael Zvolensky; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  3. Smoking-Based Prevention Program for Panic Disorder
    Michael Zvolensky; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  4. Anxiety Sensitivity and Smoking
    Michael Zvolensky; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  5. Smoking and Panic Vulnerability
    Michael Zvolensky; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  6. Panic and Smoking Cessation
    Michael Zvolensky; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  7. Smoking-Based Prevention Program for Panic Disorder
    Michael J Zvolensky; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....