Michael A. Mallott

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Despite epidemiological reports indicating that individuals with social anxiety disorder (SAD) are at heightened risk for cannabis use disorders (CUD), there is a dearth of research investigating the mechanisms underlying the nature of this co-occurrence. The present study examined the role of a well-established risk factor for cannabis use, peer influence,(More)
BACKGROUND Anxiety along with anxiety-related risk factors has been increasingly implicated in suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. One such risk factor, anxiety sensitivity (AS), refers to fear of anxiety-related sensations. Subfactors of AS, notably physical and cognitive concerns, seem to be relevant to acquired capability, a risk factor for death by(More)
Fear of arousal symptoms, often referred to as anxiety sensitivity (AS), appears to be associated with risk for anxiety pathology and other Axis I conditions. However, AS is only one of three fundamental components of Reiss' Expectancy Model proposed to account for the development of anxiety problems. Very little research has focused on the other two(More)
BACKGROUND Managing perceived or actual social rejection is an important facet of meeting basic needs for affiliation. Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is characterized by significant distress and debilitation relating to affiliation and recent work suggests higher levels of social anxiety symptoms may adversely affect responses to social rejection. This study(More)
The current study evaluated the utility of a pretreatment intervention aimed at increasing treatment attendance. We extended past work by evaluating whether this intervention was associated with less impairment at termination. Given that patients with anxiety disorders demonstrate high rates of premature termination, we assessed whether these patients would(More)
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