Recent Publications

Below are some of the recent publications resulting from research conducted in our lab. Feel free to download PDF copies where available.

2014

Abramowitz, J. S. & Arch, J. J. (2014). Strategies for improving long-term outcomes in cognitive-behavioral therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder: Insights from learning theory. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 21, 20-31. (download PDF)

Abramowitz, J. S., Fabricant, L. E., Taylor, S., Deacon, B. J., McKay, D., & Storch, E. A. (2014). The relevance of analogue studies for understanding obsessions and compulsions. Clinical Psychology Review, 34, 206-217. (download PDF)

2013

Abramovitch, A., Abramowitz, J., S., & Mittleman, A. (2013). The neuropsychology of adult obsessive-compulsive disorder: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 33, 1163-1171. (download PDF)

Abramowitz, J. S. (2013). The practice of exposure therapy: Relevance of cognitive-behavioral theory and extinction theory. Behavior Therapy, 44, 548-558. (download PDF)

Fabricant, L. E., Abramowitz, J. S., Twohig, M. & Dehlin, J. (in press). A comparison of two brief interventions for obsessional thoughts: Exposure and acceptance. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy. (download PDF)

Abramowitz, J. S. & Arch, J. (in press). Strategies for improving long-term outcomes in cognitive-behavioral therapy for OCD: Insights from learning theory. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. (download PDF)

Jacoby, R. J., Fabricant, L. E., Leonard, R. C., Riemann, B. C., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2013). Just to be certain: Confirming the factor structure of the Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 27, 535-542. (download PDF)

Abramowitz, J. S., Baucom, D. H., Boeding, S., Wheaton, M. G., Pukay-Martin, N., Fabricant, L. E., Paprocki, C., & Fischer, M. (2013). Treating obsessive-compulsive disorder in intimate relationships: A pilot study of couple-based cognitive-behavior therapy. Behavior Therapy, 44, 395-407. (download PDF)

Berman, N. C., Wheaton, M. G., Abramowitz, J. S. (2013). Childhood trauma and thought-action fusion: A multi-method examination. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 2, 43-47. (download PDF)

Mahaffey, B., Wheaton, M. G., Fabricant, L. E., Berman, N. C., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2013). The contribution of experiential avoidance and social cognitions in the prediction of social anxiety. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 41, 52-65(download PDF)

Berman, N. C., Wheaton, M. G., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2013) Rigid Rules of Conduct and Duty: Prediction of Thought Action Fusion. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 27, 83-95. (download PDF)

Wheaton, M. G., Fabricant, L. E., Berman, N. C., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2013). Experiential Avoidance in Individuals with Hoarding Disorder. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37, 779-785. (download PDF)

Berman, N. C., Wheaton, M. G., Fabricant, L. E., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2013). Predictors of mental pollution: The contribution of religion, parenting strategies, and childhood trauma. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 1, 153-158.

Abramowitz, J. S., Baucom, D. H., Wheaton, M. G., Boeding, S., Fabricant, L. E., Paprocki, C., & Fischer, M. S. (2013). Enhancing exposure and response prevention for OCD: A couple-based approach. Behavior Modification, 37, 189-210. (download PDF)

Boeding, S. E., Paprocki, C. M., Baucom, D. H., Abramowitz, J. S., Wheaton, M. G., Fabricant, L. E., & Fischer, M. S. (2013). Let me check that for you: Symptom accommodation in romantic partners of adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51, 316-322. (download PDF)

Berman, N.C., Calkins, A., & Abramowitz, J.S. (2013). Longer-Term Effects of Inducing Harm Related Intrusions: Implications for Research on Obsessional Phenomena. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 2, 109-113.

2012

Deacon, B. J., Lickel, J. J., Nelson, E. A., Abramowitz, J. S., Mahaffey, B., & Wolitzky-Taylor, K. (2012). Do diaphragmatic breathing and cognitive reappraisal augment interoceptive exposure for anxiety sensitivity? Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 26, 257-269.

Berman, N. C., Wheaton, M. G., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2012). The Arnold Schwarzenegger Effect: Is strength of the “victim” related to misinterpretations of harm intrusions? Behaviour Research and Therapy, 50, 761-766.

Wheaton, M. G., Deacon, B. J., McGrath, P. B., Berman, N. C., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2012). Dimensions of anxiety sensitivity in the anxiety disorders: Evaluation of the Anxiety Sensitivity Index-Third Version. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 26, 401-408.

Wheaton, M. G., Mahaffey, B., Timpano, K. R., Berman, N. C., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2012). The Relationship between anxiety sensitivity and obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 43, 891-896.

Wheaton, M. G., Abramowitz, J. S., Berman, N. C., Fabricant, L. E., Olatunji, B. O. (2012). Psychological predictors of anxiety in response to the H1N1 (swine flu) pandemic. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 36, 210-218.

2011

Timpano, K. R., Abramowitz, J. S., Mahaffey, B. L., Mitchell, M. A., & Schmidt, N. B. (2011). Efficacy of a Prevention Program for Postpartum Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 45, 1511-1517

Berman, N. C., Abramowitz, J. S. , Wheaton, M. G., Pardue, C., & Fabricant, L. E. (2011). Evaluation of an in vivo measure of thought action fusion. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 25, 155-164.

Wheaton, M. G., Braddock, A. E., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2011). The Sweating Cognitions Inventory: A measure of cognitions in hyperhidrosis. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 33, 393-402.

Berman, N. C., Wheaton, M. G., Fabricant, L. E., Jacobson, S., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2011). The effects of familiarity on thought-action fusion. Behaviour Research and Therapy.

Wheaton, M. G., Abramowitz, J. S., Fabricant, L. E., Berman, N. C., & Franklin, J. C. (2011). Is hoarding a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder? International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 4, 225-238.

Wheaton, M. G., Abramowitz, J. S., Franklin, J. C., Berman, N. C., & Fabricant, L. E (2011). Experiential avoidance and saving cognitions in the prediction of hoarding symptoms. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 35, 511-516.

2010

Berman, N. C., Wheaton, M. G., McGrath, P., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2010). Predicting anxiety: The role of experiential avoidance and anxiety sensitivity. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, 109-114.

Abramowitz, J. S., Deacon, B., Olatunji, B., Wheaton, M. G., Berman, N., Losardo, D., Timpano, K., McGrath, P., Riemann, B., Adams, T., Bjorgvinsson, T., Storch, E., A., & Hale, L. (2010). Assessment of obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions: Development and evaluation of the Dimensional Obsessive-Compulsive Scale. Psychological Assessment, 22, 180-198.

Berman, N. C., Abramowitz, J. S., Pardue, C. & Wheaton, M. G. (2010). The relationship between religion and thought-action fusion: Use of an in vivo paradigm. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 670-674.

Berman, N. C., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2010). Recent developments in the assessment and treatment of pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder. Child and Youth Care Forum, 39, 125-126.

Wheaton, M. G., & Berman, N. C., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2010). The contribution of experiential avoidance and anxiety sensitivity in the prediction of health anxiety. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 24, 229-239.

Timpano, K., R., Keough, M. E., Mahaffey, B., Schmidt, N. B., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2010). Parenting and obsessive-compulsive symptoms: Implications of authoritarian parenting. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 24, 151-164.

Wheaton, M. G., Abramowitz, J. S., Berman, N. C., Riemann, B. C., & Hale, L. R. (2010). The relationship between obsessive beliefs and symptom dimensions in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Behavior Research and Therapy, 48, 949-954.

Abramowitz, J. S., Meltzer-Brody, S. Leserman, J., Killenberg, S., Rinaldi, K., Pedersen, C. D., &  Mahaffey, B. (2010). Obsessional thoughts and compulsive behaviors in sample of women with postpartum mood symptoms. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 13, 523-530.

Wheaton, M. G., Berman, N. C., Franklin, J. C., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2010). Health anxiety: Latent structure and associations with anxiety-related psychological processes in a student sample. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 32, 565-574.