Posttraumatic stress disorder and anxious and fearful reactivity to bodily arousal: a test of the mediating role of nicotine withdrawal severity among daily smokers in 12-hr nicotine deprivation.

@article{Feldner2008PosttraumaticSD,
  title={Posttraumatic stress disorder and anxious and fearful reactivity to bodily arousal: a test of the mediating role of nicotine withdrawal severity among daily smokers in 12-hr nicotine deprivation.},
  author={Matthew T. Feldner and Anka Anna Vujanovic and Laura E. Gibson and Michael J Zvolensky},
  journal={Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology},
  year={2008},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={144-155}
}
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with high rates of smoking and fear of bodily perturbation. The current study examined the role of nicotine withdrawal in the association between PTSD and responding to bodily arousal among 52 participants (27 women; M-sub(age) = 30.50 years). Compared to participants without current axis I psychopathology, persons with current PTSD responded to a 3-min voluntary hyperventilation procedure with greater increases in anxiety and more intense… CONTINUE READING

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