Anxiety sensitivity as a prospective predictor of alcohol use disorders.

  title={Anxiety sensitivity as a prospective predictor of alcohol use disorders.},
  author={Norman Bradley Schmidt and Julia D Buckner and Meghan E Keough},
  journal={Behavior modification},
  volume={31 2},
Emerging evidence suggests that elevated anxiety sensitivity (AS) is associated with substance use disorders. However, prospective evidence regarding this association is currently lacking. The primary aim of the present study was to determine whether AS is involved in the pathogenesis of substance-related psychopathology. A large, nonclinical sample of young adults (N = 404) was prospectively followed for approximately 2 years. AS (i.e., 16-item Anxiety Sensitivity Index total scores) at study… CONTINUE READING

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