Abnormal peripheral benzodiazepine receptor density associated with generalized social phobia.


BACKGROUND Peripheral benzodiazepine receptors (PBRs) are involved in regulating stress responses. Abnormally low numbers of platelet PBRs have been found in patients with panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder, but not in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or major depressive disorder (MDD). The… (More)


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