Cigarette smoking and panic psychopathology

Michael J. Zvolensky, Amit Bernstein

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The present paper summarizes empirical evidence suggesting that smoking and panic problems often co-occur; that smoking is a risk factor for, and may serve to maintain, panic attacks and panic disorder; and that premorbid panic-specific vulnerability variables and full-blown panic problems are related to coping-oriented smoking motives and perhaps to the maintenance of smoking behavior. An integrative model is offered to stimulate further work on this topic, followed by future directions for research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-305
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Directions in Psychological Science
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Panic disorder
  • Smoking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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