Samantha G Farris

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Affiliation: University of Houston
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint An experimental test of the effect of acute anxious arousal and anxiety sensitivity on negative reinforcement smoking
    Samantha G Farris
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    J Psychopharmacol 30:641-53. 2016
  2. doi request reprint Posttraumatic stress symptoms and body mass index among World Trade Center disaster-exposed smokers: A preliminary examination of the role of anxiety sensitivity
    Samantha G Farris
    University of Houston, Department of Psychology, Houston, TX, United States Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Providence, RI, United States Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 241:135-40. 2016
  3. doi request reprint Panic attacks and smoking cessation among cancer patients receiving smoking cessation treatment
    Samantha G Farris
    University of Houston, Department of Psychology, Houston, TX 77024, United States Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Providence, RI 02906, United States Electronic address
    Addict Behav 61:32-9. 2016
  4. pmc Sustained smoking abstinence is associated with reductions in smoking-specific experiential avoidance among treatment-seeking smokers
    Samantha G Farris
    University of Houston, Department of Psychology, 126 Heyne Building, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77024, USA Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, 345 Blackstone Blvd, Providence, RI 02906, USA Electronic address
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 51:51-7. 2016
  5. doi request reprint The role of distress intolerance for panic and nicotine withdrawal symptoms during a biological challenge
    Samantha G Farris
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    J Psychopharmacol 29:783-91. 2015
  6. doi request reprint Anxiety sensitivity mediates the association between post-traumatic stress symptom severity and interoceptive threat-related smoking abstinence expectancies among World Trade Center disaster-exposed smokers
    Samantha G Farris
    University of Houston, Department of Psychology, Houston, TX 77024, United States Electronic address
    Addict Behav 51:204-10. 2015
  7. pmc Does successful smoking cessation reduce anxious arousal among treatment-seeking smokers?
    Samantha G Farris
    University of Houston, Department of Psychology, 126 Fred J Heyne Building, Suite 104, Houston, TX 77204, USA Electronic address
    J Anxiety Disord 36:92-8. 2015
  8. pmc Treatment response, symptom remission, and wellness in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Samantha G Farris
    Department of Psyciatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 74:685-90. 2013
  9. pmc Do co-morbid anxiety disorders predict drinking outcomes in women with alcohol use disorders?
    Samantha G Farris
    Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ, USA
    Alcohol Alcohol 47:143-8. 2012
  10. doi request reprint World Trade Center disaster and sensitization to subsequent life stress: A longitudinal study of disaster responders
    Michael J Zvolensky
    University of Houston, Department of Psychology, Houston, TX, USA The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Behavioral Science, Houston, TX, USA Electronic address
    Prev Med 75:70-4. 2015

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Publications37

  1. doi request reprint An experimental test of the effect of acute anxious arousal and anxiety sensitivity on negative reinforcement smoking
    Samantha G Farris
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    J Psychopharmacol 30:641-53. 2016
    ..The present study utilized an experimental design to test the moderating role of anxiety sensitivity on laboratory-induced anxious arousal in terms of smoking urges and topography (puff style)...
  2. doi request reprint Posttraumatic stress symptoms and body mass index among World Trade Center disaster-exposed smokers: A preliminary examination of the role of anxiety sensitivity
    Samantha G Farris
    University of Houston, Department of Psychology, Houston, TX, United States Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Providence, RI, United States Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 241:135-40. 2016
    ..Interventions focusing on anxiety sensitivity reduction (specifically addressing physical concerns about bodily sensations) may be useful in addressing elevated BMI among trauma-exposed persons. ..
  3. doi request reprint Panic attacks and smoking cessation among cancer patients receiving smoking cessation treatment
    Samantha G Farris
    University of Houston, Department of Psychology, Houston, TX 77024, United States Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Providence, RI 02906, United States Electronic address
    Addict Behav 61:32-9. 2016
    ..Little is known about factors associated with smoking cessation in cancer patients. This study examined the impact of panic attacks on smoking abstinence likelihood among cancer patients receiving tobacco cessation treatment...
  4. pmc Sustained smoking abstinence is associated with reductions in smoking-specific experiential avoidance among treatment-seeking smokers
    Samantha G Farris
    University of Houston, Department of Psychology, 126 Heyne Building, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77024, USA Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, 345 Blackstone Blvd, Providence, RI 02906, USA Electronic address
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 51:51-7. 2016
    ..Smoking-specific experiential avoidance is related to the maintenance of cigarette smoking. However, it is unclear whether sustained smoking abstinence is associated with subsequent reductions in smoking-specific experiential avoidance...
  5. doi request reprint The role of distress intolerance for panic and nicotine withdrawal symptoms during a biological challenge
    Samantha G Farris
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    J Psychopharmacol 29:783-91. 2015
    ..Distress intolerance is linked to the maintenance of panic disorder and cigarette smoking, and may underlie both problems...
  6. doi request reprint Anxiety sensitivity mediates the association between post-traumatic stress symptom severity and interoceptive threat-related smoking abstinence expectancies among World Trade Center disaster-exposed smokers
    Samantha G Farris
    University of Houston, Department of Psychology, Houston, TX 77024, United States Electronic address
    Addict Behav 51:204-10. 2015
    ..Abstinence expectancies are crucial to smoking maintenance, yet, past work has not explored how PTSD symptom severity and anxiety sensitivity contribute to them...
  7. pmc Does successful smoking cessation reduce anxious arousal among treatment-seeking smokers?
    Samantha G Farris
    University of Houston, Department of Psychology, 126 Fred J Heyne Building, Suite 104, Houston, TX 77204, USA Electronic address
    J Anxiety Disord 36:92-8. 2015
    ..There is limited work that has examined the effect of quitting smoking on anxious arousal, an underlying dimension of anxiety symptoms and psychopathology...
  8. pmc Treatment response, symptom remission, and wellness in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Samantha G Farris
    Department of Psyciatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 74:685-90. 2013
    ..The ultimate goal of treatment for OCD is to reduce the symptoms as well as help patients achieve "wellness." Currently, however, there are no widely accepted, empirically supported criteria for determining wellness in OCD...
  9. pmc Do co-morbid anxiety disorders predict drinking outcomes in women with alcohol use disorders?
    Samantha G Farris
    Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ, USA
    Alcohol Alcohol 47:143-8. 2012
    ..1997) Lifetime co-occurrence of DSM-III-R alcohol abuse and dependence with other psychiatric disorders in the national co-morbidity survey. Arch Gen Psychiat 54:313-21]...
  10. doi request reprint World Trade Center disaster and sensitization to subsequent life stress: A longitudinal study of disaster responders
    Michael J Zvolensky
    University of Houston, Department of Psychology, Houston, TX, USA The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Behavioral Science, Houston, TX, USA Electronic address
    Prev Med 75:70-4. 2015
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  11. pmc Panic attack history and anxiety sensitivity in relation to cognitive-based smoking processes among treatment-seeking daily smokers
    Kirsten A Johnson
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 15:1-10. 2013
    ..g., negative reinforcement smoking expectancies, addictive and negative affect-based reduction smoking motives, barriers to cessation, problem symptoms experienced while quitting)...
  12. pmc Evaluation of the Anxiety Sensitivity Index-3 among treatment-seeking smokers
    Samantha G Farris
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston
    Psychol Assess 27:1123-8. 2015
    ..The present study provides evidence in support of the validity and reliability of scores on the ASI-3 as a measure of anxiety sensitivity among treatment-seeking cigarette smokers...
  13. pmc The impact of symptom dimensions on outcome for exposure and ritual prevention therapy in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Monnica T Williams
    University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, 3535 Market Street, 6th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA Electronic address
    J Anxiety Disord 28:553-8. 2014
    ..The behavioral treatment with the most empirical support is exposure and ritual prevention (EX/RP). This study examined the impact of symptom dimensions on EX/RP outcomes in OCD patients...
  14. doi request reprint Evaluation of smokers with and without asthma in terms of smoking cessation outcome, nicotine withdrawal symptoms, and craving: Findings from a self-guided quit attempt
    Alison C McLeish
    Department of Psychology, University of Cincinnati, PO Box 210376, Cincinnati, OH 45221 0376, USA Electronic address
    Addict Behav 63:149-54. 2016
    ..8% male, Mage=40.0years, SD=11.7) and without (n=45; 51.1% male, Mage=37.5years, SD=11.1) asthma during a self-guided quit attempt...
  15. pmc Anxiety sensitivity and cognitive-based smoking processes: testing the mediating role of emotion dysregulation among treatment-seeking daily smokers
    Kirsten A Johnson
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA
    J Addict Dis 31:143-57. 2012
    ..Findings suggest that emotion dysregulation is an important construct to consider in relationships between anxiety sensitivity and cognitive-based smoking processes among adult treatment-seeking smokers...
  16. pmc Distress intolerance during smoking cessation treatment
    Samantha G Farris
    University of Houston, Department of Psychology, United States Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, United States Electronic address
    Behav Res Ther 85:33-42. 2016
    ..Data suggest self-reported distress intolerance is malleable in the context of stress sensitivity reduction treatment, but not standard smoking cessation treatment, and such reductions may result in promotion of smoking abstinence. ..
  17. pmc The effect of anxiety sensitivity on alcohol consumption among individuals with comorbid alcohol dependence and posttraumatic stress disorder
    Seth J Gillihan
    Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 25:721-6. 2011
    ..The implication of the present results for treatment of both PTSD and alcohol dependence are discussed...
  18. doi request reprint Negative affect and smoking motives sequentially mediate the effect of panic attacks on tobacco-relevant processes
    Samantha G Farris
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Texas
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 40:230-9. 2014
    ....
  19. pmc Main and interactive effects of anxiety sensitivity and physical distress intolerance with regard to PTSD symptoms among trauma-exposed smokers
    Samantha G Farris
    a Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Trauma Dissociation 15:254-70. 2014
    ..Findings underscore the importance of considering AS and physical distress tolerance in terms of better understanding mechanisms underlying the expression of PTSD symptoms among trauma-exposed smokers. ..
  20. pmc Trauma exposure and cigarette smoking: the impact of negative affect and affect-regulatory smoking motives
    Samantha G Farris
    a Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Addict Dis 33:354-65. 2014
    ..Negative affect and affect-modulation motives for smoking may contribute to the trauma-smoking association. ..
  21. pmc The role of smoking inflexibility/avoidance in the relation between anxiety sensitivity and tobacco use and beliefs among treatment-seeking smokers
    Michael J Zvolensky
    University of Houston, Department of Psychology
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 22:229-37. 2014
    ..The present findings suggest AIS may be an explanatory mechanism between anxiety sensitivity and certain smoking processes...
  22. doi request reprint Posttraumatic stress symptoms and smoking among World Trade Center disaster responders: A longitudinal investigation
    Michael J Zvolensky
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX, United States Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, United States Electronic address
    Compr Psychiatry 63:46-54. 2015
    ..The current longitudinal study examined posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom severity in relation to smoking abstinence and reduction over time among responders to the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster...
  23. pmc Emotional disorders and smoking: relations to quit attempts and cessation strategies among treatment-seeking smokers
    Michael J Zvolensky
    University of Houston, Department of Psychology, 126 Heyne Building, Houston, TX 77024, United States The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Behavioral Science, 1155 Pressler Street, Houston, TX 77030, United States Electronic address
    Addict Behav 40:126-31. 2015
    ..These smokers may still require complimentary specialty care to address their specific affective vulnerabilities given that their use of commonly-applied strategies did not result in lifetime abstinence. ..
  24. pmc Anxiety sensitivity and pre-cessation smoking processes: testing the independent and combined mediating effects of negative affect-reduction expectancies and motives
    Samantha G Farris
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 76:317-25. 2015
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  25. pmc The Role of Smoking-Specific Experiential Avoidance in the Relation Between Perceived Stress and Tobacco Dependence, Perceived Barriers to Cessation, and Problems during Quit Attempts Among Treatment-Seeking Smokers
    Lorra Garey
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States
    J Contextual Behav Sci 5:58-63. 2016
    ..These data suggest that there may be merit to targeting smoking-specific experiential avoidance during smoking cessation among smokers with elevated perceived stress...
  26. pmc Difficulties with Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology Interact to Predict Early Smoking Cessation Lapse
    Samantha G Farris
    Department of Psychology, The University of Houston, 126 Heyne Building, Suite 104, Houston, TX 77204 5502, USA
    Cognit Ther Res 40:357-367. 2016
    ..Smokers with emotion regulation difficulties may have challenges quitting, and not having such difficulties, especially without psychopathology, decreases the potential likelihood of early lapse...
  27. pmc Exercise Self-Efficacy Moderates the Relation between Anxiety Sensitivity and Body Mass Index and Exercise Tolerance in Treatment-Seeking Smokers
    Samantha G Farris
    University of Houston, Department of Psychology, Houston, TX Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Providence, RI
    Ment Health Phys Act 10:25-32. 2016
    ..Among smokers, anxiety sensitivity may be a risk variable that, directly and indirectly in the context of low self-efficacy for exercise, causes or maintains higher body weight and lower exercise tolerance...
  28. pmc Anxiety Sensitivity and Distress Intolerance as Predictors of Cannabis Dependence Symptoms, Problems, and Craving: The Mediating Role of Coping Motives
    Samantha G Farris
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 77:889-897. 2016
    ....
  29. pmc Smoking-specific experiential avoidance cognition: explanatory relevance to pre- and post-cessation nicotine withdrawal, craving, and negative affect
    Samantha G Farris
    University of Houston, Department of Psychology, 126 Heyne Building, Houston, TX 77024, United States
    Addict Behav 44:58-64. 2015
    ..e., experiential avoidance). Yet, there is little known about a cognitive-based process termed smoking-specific experiential avoidance with regard to withdrawal, craving, or negative affect during a quit attempt...
  30. pmc Examining substance use and affective processes as multivariate risk factors associated with overweight body mass among treatment-seeking smokers
    Samantha G Farris
    a Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Psychol Health Med 20:846-57. 2015
    ..Together, numerous cognitive-affective vulnerabilities and smoking processes may be targetable and potentially inform weight-related prevention programs among smokers...
  31. pmc The Relationship between Anxiety Sensitivity and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: What is the Impact of Nicotine Withdrawal?
    Anu Asnaani
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Cognit Ther Res 39:697-708. 2015
    ..The present study sought to examine the role of nicotine withdrawal in moderating the association between AS and PTSD symptom severity among a sample of treatment-seeking smokers with PTSD...
  32. pmc Acute effects of cannabis on breath-holding duration
    Samantha G Farris
    Department of Psychology, University of Houston
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 24:305-12. 2016
    ..Objective measures of distress intolerance are sensitive to contextual factors such as acute drug intoxication, and may inform the link between cannabis use and the expression of psychological distress. (PsycINFO Database Record ..
  33. pmc Panic attack history and smoking topography
    Samantha G Farris
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, 345 Blackstone Blvd, Providence, RI 02906 USA The Miriam Hospital, Centers for Behavioral and Preventative Medicine, 164 Summit St, Providence, RI 02906 USA Butler Hospital, 345 Blackstone Blvd, Providence, RI 02906 USA Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 171:84-90. 2016
    ..This study examined smoking style during the course of smoking of a single cigarette among adult daily smokers with and without a history of panic attacks...
  34. pmc Anxiety sensitivity as an amplifier of subjective and behavioral tobacco abstinence effects
    Michael J Zvolensky
    University of Houston, Department of Psychology, Fred J Heyne Building, Suite 104, Houston, TX 77204, USA The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Behavioral Science, 1155 Pressler Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 142:224-30. 2014
    ..The current study aimed to examine the role of anxiety sensitivity in predicting abstinence-induced changes in nicotine withdrawal, smoking urges and smoking behavior during an experimental relapse analogue task (RAT)...
  35. doi request reprint An Examination of the Indirect Effect of Anxiety Sensitivity in terms of Asthma and Smoking Cessation Processes
    Alison C McLeish
    Department of Psychology, University of Cincinnati, PO Box 2120376, Cincinnati, OH, 45221 0376, USA Electronic address
    Addict Behav 50:188-91. 2015
    ..The current study sought to examine the indirect effect of anxiety sensitivity in terms of asthma and smoking cessation processes (i.e., duration of longest quit attempt, motivation to quit smoking, smoking dependence motives)...
  36. doi request reprint Cannabis use expectancies mediate the relation between depressive symptoms and cannabis use among cannabis-dependent veterans
    Samantha G Farris
    From the Department of Psychology SGF, MJZ, University of Houston, Houston, TX Department of Behavioral Sciences MJZ, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX Center for Health Care Evaluation MTB, MOBM, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education MOBM, Philadelphia VAMC National Center for PTSD, Philadelphia, PA and Department of Psychiatry MOBM, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia
    J Addict Med 8:130-6. 2014
    ..The current study examined the cross-sectional associations between depressive symptoms and cannabis use, and the mediating role of positive and negative expectancies of cannabis use...
  37. pmc Myth of the pure obsessional type in obsessive--compulsive disorder
    Monnica T Williams
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Treatment and Study of Anxiety, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Depress Anxiety 28:495-500. 2011
    ..Because these compulsions have traditionally been omitted from prior factor analytic studies, their association to what have been called "pure obsessions" may have been overlooked...