2021

Worry about COVID-19 in relation to cognitive-affective smoking processes among daily adult combustible cigarette smokers

The global Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is colliding with mental and physical health comorbidities. Tobacco use persists as the global leading cause of preventable death and disability and is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular diseases, lung disorders, cancers, diabetes, and hypertension – conditions thought to exacerbate COVID-19 symptom …

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Disgust sensitivity mediates the link between homophobia and sexual orientation obsessive-compulsive symptoms

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an impairing psychological disorder characterized by the existence of persistent, intrusive obsessions and compulsions (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). A considerably understudied subtype of OCD is sexual orientation OCD (SO-OCD) which consists of obsessions relating to an individual’s sexual orientation. Individuals with sexual orientation obsessive-compulsive (SO-OC) symptoms …

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Evaluating the effects of guided coaching calls on engagement and outcomes for online acceptance and commitment therapy

Online self-help interventions, in which individuals learn psychological skills on their own to address mental health concerns, are effective and can have broad reach. However, people also regularly struggle with adhering to these programs when using them on their own. Initial research was fairly clear in suggesting that receiving additional …

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Anxiety, depression, and health anxiety in undergraduate students living in initial US outbreak “hotspot” during COVID-19 pandemic

Millions of college and university students in the United States have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with wide-spread closure of campuses and displacement of students. Though necessary to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and protect students and staff, the closure of campuses resulted in the sudden loss …

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