A neuroanatomical hypothesis for panic disorder.

  title={A neuroanatomical hypothesis for panic disorder.},
  author={J. M. Gorman and Michael R. Liebowitz and Abby J. Fyer and Josh Stein},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={146 2},
Anxiety disorders, the most common psychiatric conditions in the United States, have generated a great deal of research and scientific debate. Panic disorder, the best-studied anxiety disorder, is often believed to be either a biological disease or a psychological disease. The authors present a neuroanatomical model of panic disorder that attempts to reconcile these views. The model locates the three components of the disease--the acute panic attack, anticipatory anxiety, and phobic avoidance… CONTINUE READING

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