We believe that anxiety disorders are treatable and that no one should have to live with excessive anxiety.
We are committed to providing the mental health and scientific community with the most late-breaking research findings in anxiety and related
disorders. Our research staff regularly present at scientific meetings, and have published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book
chapters on anxiety, OCD, and PTSD. Below are listed select recent publications from our research group.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Amir, N., Kuckertz, J. M., Najmi, S., & Conley, S. L. (2015). Preliminary evidence for the enhancement of self-conducted exposures for
OCD using cognitive bias modification. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 39, 424-440.
- Kuckertz, J. M., Amir, N., Tobin, A. C., & Najmi, S. (2013). Interpretation of ambiguity in individuals with obsessive-compulsive symptoms.
Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37, 232-241. Abstract
- Amir, N., Kuckertz, J. M., & Najmi, S. (2013). The effect of modifying automatic action tendencies on overt avoidance behaviors.
Emotion, 13, 478-484. Abstract
Social Anxiety Disorder
- Kuckertz, J. M., Gildebrant, E., Liliequist, B., Karlström, P., Väppling, C., Bodlund, O., & ... Amir, N., Carlbring, P. (2014).
Moderation and mediation of the effect of attention training in social anxiety disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 53, 5330-40.
- Amir, N., & Taylor, C. T. (2012). Interpretation training in individuals with generalized social anxiety disorder:
A randomized controlled trial. Journal Of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 497-511.
- Amir, N., Taylor, C. T., & Donohue, M. C. (2011). Predictors of response to an attention modification program in generalized social phobia.
Journal Of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79, 533-541. Abstract
- Amir, N., Beard, C., Taylor, C., Klumpp, H., Elias, J., Burns, M., et al. (2009). Attention training in individuals with generalized
social phobia: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77, 961-973.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Amir, N., & Taylor, C. T. (2012). Combining computerized home-based treatments for generalized anxiety disorder: An attention
modification program and cognitive behavioral therapy. Behavior Therapy, 43, 546-559.
- Amir, N., Beard, C., Burns, M., & Bomyea, J. (2009). Attention modification program in individuals with generalized anxiety disorder.
Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 118, 28-33. Abstract
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Kuckertz, J. M., Amir, N., Boffa, J., Warren, C. K., Rindt, S. E. M., Norman, S., Ram, V.,…Webb-Murphy, J. (2014). The effectiveness of an
attention bias modification program as an adjunctive treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 63, 25-35.
Youth Anxiety and OCD
- Carmona, A. R., Kuckertz, J. M., Suway, J., Amir, N., Piacentini, J., & Chang, S. (2015). Attentional bias in youth with clinical anxiety:
The moderating effect of age. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 29, 185-196.
- Kuckertz, J. M., Carmona, A. R., Chang, S. W., Piacentini, J., & Amir, N. (2015). Factors predicting youth anxiety severity:
Preliminary support for a standardized behavioral assessment of parental and youth avoidance behaviors. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 29, 212-229.
- Riemann, B. C., Kuckertz, J. M., Rozenman, M., Weersing, V. R. & Amir, N. (2013). Augmentation of youth cognitive behavioral and pharmacological
interventions with attention modification: A preliminary investigation. Depression and Anxiety, 30, 822-828.