Incremental validity of anxiety sensitivity in relation to Marijuana withdrawal symptoms

Marcel O. Bonn-Miller, Michael J. Zvolensky, Erin C. Marshall, Amit Bernstein

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Abstract

The present investigation examined the relation between anxiety sensitivity (AS) and marijuana withdrawal severity among 84 (47 female) young adult marijuana smokers. As expected, after covarying for the theoretically-relevant variables of frequency of past 30-day marijuana use, number of cigarettes smoked per day, volume of alcohol consumed, and anxious arousal as well as anhedonic depressive symptoms, both the global AS factor and the AS-mental incapacitation concerns factor were significantly related to the severity of retrospectively reported marijuana withdrawal symptoms. Results are discussed in relation to better understanding cognitive-emotional variables related to the marijuana withdrawal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1843-1851
Number of pages9
JournalAddictive Behaviors
Volume32
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This paper was supported by National Institute on Drug Abuse research grants (1 R01 DA018734-01A1, R03 DA16307-01, and 1 R21 DA016227-01) awarded to Dr. Zvolensky. This work also was supported by a National Research Service Award (F31 MH073205-01) granted to Amit Bernstein.

Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety sensitivity
  • Marijuana
  • Withdrawal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Toxicology

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