Noelle B Smith

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Nitric oxide (NO) has beneficial effects on cardiovascular and immune health. Stress and depression have been linked to a reduction in serum NO. In this study, we examined the effect of academic exam stress on the fraction of NO in exhaled air (FeNO) and spirometric lung function in 41 healthy college students. Participants completed assessments at(More)
OBJECTIVE Older veterans are the largest cohort served by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The aim of this study was to examine mental health service utilization among older veterans recently diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with an interest in sociodemographic and clinical characteristics related to receipt and type of(More)
Self-directed disgust, a component of self-criticism, may present an important, yet unexplored emotion in the context of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI). The aim of this study was to examine the role of self-disgust in NSSI, specifically as a potential mediator in the relations between depression and NSSI as well as sexual abuse and NSSI, and to also better(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Research suggests that blood, injection, and injury (BII) fears are related to painful experiences; however the role of frequency, intensity, and perceived ability to handle such events remains unknown. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between BII fears and the frequency and intensity of prior painful(More)
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