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Study #9: Smoking Treatment for Anxious and Depressive Smokers

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This study examines if a transdiagnostic anxiety treatment can improve smoking cessation for anxious/depressive smokers. Participants receive nicotine replacement therapy and specialized psychosocial treatment for smoking cessation that uniquely addresses anxiety/depression. Monetary reimbursement for participation.

Investigator: Lorra Garey, B.A.
Email:  HoustonAHRL@gmail.com
Phone:  713-743-8056 (**Mention study #9 when calling**)

Study #12: Prevention of Post-traumatic stress and Panic Psychopathology (Prevención del estrés postraumático y psicopatología del pánico)

Healing begins amongst friends

The baseline visit seeks to examine the validity of Spanish translated versions of some measures of emotional symptoms and emotion regulation processes among the Spanish speaking population in the United States. Participation includes an in-person interview and a series of self-report measures. Participants will be compensated for their participation at the baseline appointment.

La visita inicial tiene por objeto examinar la validez de las versiones traducidas en español de algunas medidas de síntomas emocionales y procesos de regulación emocional entre la población Latina en Estados Unidos. La participación incluye una entrevista en persona y una serie de medidas de auto-informe. Los participantes serán compensados por su participación en la cita de inicial.

Investigator: Jafar Bakhshaie, M.D.
Email: jafar.bakhshaie@gmail.com
Phone: 713-743-8056 (**Mention study #12 when calling**)

Study #14: Anxiety sensitivity and Avoidance Behavior

Anxiety sensitivity and avoidance behavior

This study seeks to examine a novel measure of anxiety sensitivity (AS) using a motion controlled game prototype among the adult population. Participation includes in-person interview, a series of self-report measures, and a behavioral assessment phase (i.e. the motion controlled game). Participants will be compensated for their participation at the baseline appointment with 4 SONA research credit hours.

Investigator: Jafar Bakhshaie, M.D.
Email: HoustonAHRL@gmail.com
Phone: 713-743-8056 (**Mention study #14 when calling**)

Study #17: Personalized feedback for smokers with elevated anxiety sensitivity

Personalized Feedback for smoker with elavated anxiety

This study seeks to employ a computer-delivered integrated PFI that directly addresses smoking-anxiety sensitivity in a personalized manner. Participation includes an in-person interview utilizing a multi-method approach, including biological, behavioral, and self-report methods. Monetary reimbursement for participation.

Investigator: Lorra Garey, B.A.
Email: HoustonAHRL@gmail.com
Phone: 713-743-8056 (**Mention study #17 when calling**)

Study 18: LGBT Social Attention and Stigma

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This study examines the impact of attention on anxiety, depression, and social stigma among LGBT persons. Students from UH who identify as LGBT may participate for course credit through the SONA system.

Investigator: Daniel J. Paulus
Email: HoustonAHRL@gmail.com
Phone: 713-743-8056 (**Mention study #18 when calling**)