David H Klemanski, PsyD

Lecturer in and Associate Research Scientist in Psychology; Director, The Yale Center for Anxiety and Mood Disorders ; Deputy Privacy Officer, Psychology

Research Interests

Mental Disorders; Psychological Phenomena and Processes

Research Summary

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.

Selected Publications

  • 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.

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Contact Info

David H Klemanski, PsyD
Lab Location
405 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Office Location
405 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
Psychology Department2 Hillhouse Avenue
P.O. Box 208205

New Haven, CT 06520-8205

The Yale Center for Anxiety and Mood Disorders