Primary focus on three interrelated domains; (1) prevention
and treatment of anxiety pathology, (2) investigation of biobehavioral
parameters that affect the generation and maintenance of anxiety pathology,
and (3) the relationship between anxiety pathology and physical health.
We have a broad research agenda. Our laboratory is currently participating in approximately 10 different grant funded studies (NIMH, NIDA, OC Foundation, James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program). These studies focus on translational research, prevention, and treatment of anxiety psychopathology as well as smoking.
Maner, J. K., Miller, S. L., Schmidt, N.B., & Eckel, L. A. (2010). The
endocrinology of exclusion: Rejection elicits motivationally tuned changes
in progesterone. Psychological Science, 21, 581-588.
Schmidt, N.B., Keough, M.E., Mitchell, M.A., Reynolds, E.K., MacPherson, L.,
Zvolensky, M.J., & Lejuez, C.W. (2010). Anxiety sensitivity: Prospective
prediction of anxiety among early adolescents. Journal of Anxiety Disorders,
Keough, M.E., Timpano, K.R., Riccardi, C.J., & Schmidt, N.B. (2010).
Suppressing the white bears interacts with anxiety sensitivity to predict
mood and anxiety symptoms. Personality and Individual Differences, 49,
Richey, J.A., Schmidt, N.B., Hofmann, S.G., & Timpano, K.R. (2010). Temporal
and structural dynamics of anxiety sensitivity in predicting fearful
responding to a 35% CO2 challenge. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24,
Timpano, K.R., Hasler, G., Riccardi, C., Murphy, D.L., & Schmidt, N. B., (in
press). The genetics of anxiety: Recent findings and considerations for
future research. In G.G. Bernston & J.T. Cacioppo (Eds.) Handbook of
Neurosciences for the Behavioral Sciences. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
Schmidt, N.B., Buckner, J.D., Pusser, A., Woolaway-Bickel, K., Preston, J.L.
(in press). Randomized controlled trial of False Safety Behavior Elimination
Therapy (F-SET): A unified cognitive behavioral treatment for anxiety
psychopathology. Behavior Therapy.
Wendland, J.R., Moya, P.R., Timpano, K.R., Anavitarte, A.P., Kruse, M.R.,
Wheaton, M.G., Ren-Patterson, R.F., Schmidt, N.B., & Murphy, D.L. (in
press). A haplotype containing quantitative trait loci for SLC1A1 gene
expression is associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Molecular
Hunter, L.R. & Schmidt, N.B. (2010). Anxiety psychopathology in African
American adults: Literature review and development of an
empirically-informed, sociocultural model. Psychological Bulletin, 21,
Schmidt, N.B., & Keough, M.E. (2010). Treatment of panic. Annual Review of
Clinical Psychology, 6, 241-256.
Bunaciu, L., Feldner, M. T., Blumenthal, H., Babson, K. A., Schmidt, N. B.,
& Sachs-Ericsson, N. (2010). A test of the relations between avoidance of
panic-related situations and substance use, substance dependence, and
depression among subclinical panickers. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44, 158-163.
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