Amygdala activation and its functional connectivity during perception of emotional faces in social phobia and panic disorder.

@article{Demenescu2013AmygdalaAA,
  title={Amygdala activation and its functional connectivity during perception of emotional faces in social phobia and panic disorder.},
  author={Liliana R. Demenescu and Rudie Kortekaas and Henk R. Cremers and Remco J. Renken and M-J van Tol and Nic J. A. van der Wee and Dick J. Veltman and Johannes A den Boer and Karin Roelofs and Andr{\'e} Aleman},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2013},
  volume={47 8},
  pages={1024-31}
}
Social phobia (SP) and panic disorder (PD) have been associated with aberrant amygdala responses to threat-related stimuli. The aim of the present study was to examine amygdala function and its connectivity with medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) during emotional face perception in PD and SP, and the role of illness severity. Blood oxygen level dependent responses while perceiving emotional facial expressions were compared in 14 patients with PD, 17 patients with SP, 8 patients with comorbid PD… CONTINUE READING
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