Mental Disorders; Psychological Phenomena and Processes
My research interests have broadly focused on disorders classified within the anxiety spectrum. Primarily, my research has sought to better understand the psychopathological components of anxiety, focusing on the classification of specific anxiety-based disorders as well as identifying common comorbid conditions. More recently, the focus of my research has centered on exploring individual differences in emotion regulation strategies among a few specific anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorders, as well as selected personality disorders. By examining the regulatory processes associated with human emotional experiences, my current and future research will contribute to the diagnostic overlap between anxiety and depressive disorders. In pursuing these areas of research, it is my ultimate goal to better understand individual variability of the consequences associated with psychopathological anxiety.
- Aikins, D. E., Johnson, D. C., Borelli, J. K., Klemanski, D. H., Morrissey, P. M., Benham, T. L., Southwick, S. M., & Tolin, D. F. (2009). Thought suppression failures in combat PTSD: A cognitive load hypothesis. Behavior Research and Therapy, 47, 744-
- Klemanski, D. H., Mennin, D. S., Borelli, J. L., Morrissey, P. M., & Aikins, D. E. (In press). Emotion-related regulatory deficits and psychopathological correlates in active-duty Iraq war soldiers with and without posttraumatic stress disorder.
- Klemanski, D. H., McLaughlin, K. A., Nolen-Hoeksema, S. Emotion regulation deficits among adolescents with social anxiety disorder and depressive symptoms. Manuscript submitted for publication.
- Axelrod, S. R., Klemanski, D. H., Morrissey, P. M., Bennham, T., Borelli, J. K. & Aikins, D. E. Personality Disorder Features in Relation to Iraq Combat Deployment and PTSD. Manuscript in preparation.