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Amygdala-prefrontal cortex functional connectivity during threat-induced anxiety and goal distraction.
(Biol Psychiatry, 2015-02-15)
BACKGROUND: Anxiety produced by environmental threats can impair goal-directed processing and is associated with a range of psychiatric disorders, particularly when aversive events occur unpredictably. The prefrontal cortex ...
Amygdala volume changes in posttraumatic stress disorder in a large case-controlled veterans group.
(Arch Gen Psychiatry, 2012-11)
CONTEXT: Smaller hippocampal volumes are well established in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but the relatively few studies of amygdala volume in PTSD have produced equivocal results. OBJECTIVE: To assess a large cohort ...
Altered resting-state functional connectivity of basolateral and centromedial amygdala complexes in posttraumatic stress disorder.
The amygdala is a major structure that orchestrates defensive reactions to environmental threats and is implicated in hypervigilance and symptoms of heightened arousal in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The basolateral ...
Serotonin transporter gene polymorphisms and brain function during emotional distraction from cognitive processing in posttraumatic stress disorder.
(BMC Psychiatry, 2011-05-05)
BACKGROUND: Serotonergic system dysfunction has been implicated in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Genetic polymorphisms associated with serotonin signaling may predict differences in brain circuitry involved in emotion ...