Joseph W. Ditre
Syracuse University
Pain catastrophizingPsychiatryMental healthPublic healthPsychologyYoung adultPsychological interventionCannabisSmoking cessationDepression (differential diagnoses)ComorbidityNicotineContext (language use)AbstinenceOpioidChronic painPopulationCigarette smokingAddictionAnxietyClinical psychologyMedicine
116Publications
25H-index
2,097Citations
Publications 110
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#1Erin G. Ferguson (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 3
#2Emily L. Zale (Binghamton University)H-Index: 20
Last. Jeff Boissoneault (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 13
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Background Pain and substance use are frequently comorbid and have been shown to exert bidirectional effects. Self-medication of pain and distress via substance use is common and can be understood via negative reinforcement, ultimately strengthening the pathway between pain to substance use over time. As such, a testable model of the potentially modifiable candidate mechanisms that underlie the pain to substance use pathway is needed. Purpose This review proposes a testable model of pain as an a...
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#1Lisa R. LaRowe (SU: Syracuse University)H-Index: 8
#2Stephen A. Maisto (SU: Syracuse University)H-Index: 80
Last. Joseph W. Ditre (SU: Syracuse University)H-Index: 25
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Abstract Rates of alcohol consumption are substantially higher among persons with pain, and recent research has focused on elucidating bidirectional pain-alcohol effects. Expectancies for alcohol analgesia could influence the degree to which alcohol confers acute pain-relieving effects, and may amplify the propensity to respond to pain with drinking behavior. However, no validated measures of expectancies for alcohol analgesia are available. Therefore, we developed a five-item measure of Expecta...
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#1Lisa R. LaRoweH-Index: 8
#2Stephen A. MaistoH-Index: 80
Last. Joseph W. DitreH-Index: 25
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#1Jessica M. Powers (SU: Syracuse University)H-Index: 3
#2Lisa R. LaRowe (SU: Syracuse University)H-Index: 8
Last. Joseph W. Ditre (SU: Syracuse University)H-Index: 25
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Anxiety sensitivity (fear of potential negative consequences of anxiety-related symptoms/sensations) has been identified as a transdiagnostic factor in comorbid pain and nicotine dependence and evidence suggests that anxiety sensitivity may be indirectly associated with nicotine use via greater pain severity. Therefore, this study tested the hypothesis that anxiety sensitivity is associated with cigarette and e-cigarette use/co-use directly and indirectly via greater pain severity. Participants ...
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It has been suggested that nighttime nicotine withdrawal may help to explain why tobacco cigarette smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to experience clinically significant insomnia. There is also reason to believe that intolerance for withdrawal symptoms could play a role in withdrawal-related sleep disturbance. However, we are not aware of any previous research that examined whether smokers who endorse greater intolerance for smoking abstinence also report greater difficulty initiating and/...
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#1Lisa R. LaRowe (SU: Syracuse University)H-Index: 8
#2John D. Cleveland (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 8
Last. Joseph W. Ditre (SU: Syracuse University)H-Index: 25
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Rates of chronic pain and cigarette smoking are each substantially higher among people living with HIV (PLWH) than in the general population. The goal of these analyses was to examine the prevalence and impact of comorbid chronic pain and cigarette smoking among PLWH. Participants included 3289 PLWH (83% male) who were recruited from five HIV clinics. As expected, the prevalence of smoking was higher among PLWH with chronic pain (41.9%), than PLWH without chronic pain (26.6%, p < .0001), and the...
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#1Andrew H. Rogers (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 13
#2Michael F. Orr (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 6
Last. Michael J. Zvolensky (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 94
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The opioid epidemic is a significant public health concern in the United States, particularly among adults with chronic pain. Considerable research suggests that people with mental health problems, including anxiety and depression, may experience more opioid-related problems in the context of chronic pain. Yet, little work has examined potential mechanisms underyling these relations. Emotion dysregulation is one mechanistic factor that may link anxiety and depression and opioid-related problems ...
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#1Justin M. Shepherd (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 8
#2Andrew H. Rogers (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 13
Last. Michael J. Zvolensky (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 94
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Abstract The opioid epidemic is a significant public health crisis that is often linked to chronic pain management. One ensuing consequence of long-term opioid use for chronic pain is a high potential for opioid misuse and dependence. Although tobacco is commonly used among individuals with chronic pain, it is associated with an increased risk for opioid-related problems. Given the deleterious outcomes of tobacco use in the context of chronic pain, identifying individual difference factors invol...
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#1Andrew H. Rogers (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 13
#2Michael J. Zvolensky (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 94
Last. Gordon J.G. Asmundson (University of Regina)H-Index: 100
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Abstract The opioid epidemic is a public health problem associated with a host of negative outcomes. Although clinicians recognize covariation between opioid misuse with anxiety and depressive symptoms and disorders, research on this topic has only recently accumulated. Progress in this domain is impeded by the lack of systematic and integrative research to better understand and treat these co-occurring problems. This paper represents the first attempt to systematically review the empirical lite...
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#1Joseph W. Ditre (SU: Syracuse University)H-Index: 25
#2Bryan W. Heckman (MUSC: Medical University of South Carolina)H-Index: 19
Last. Jessica M. Powers (SU: Syracuse University)H-Index: 3
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INTRODUCTION Pain and cigarette smoking are highly prevalent and frequently co-occurring conditions that interact in the manner of a positive feedback loop. Despite initial evidence that smokers with co-occurring pain may experience greater difficulty quitting, we are unaware of previous research that has tested prospective associations between pain status and the attainment of smoking cessation milestones. METHODS This study examined past two-week pain status as a predictor of cessation milesto...
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