Amygdala hyperactivation during symptom provocation in obsessive–compulsive disorder and its modulation by distraction

Abstract

Anxiety disorders have been linked to a hyperactivated cortico-amygdalar circuitry. Recent findings highlight the amygdala's role in mediating elevated anxiety in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). However, modulation of amygdala hyperactivation by attentional distraction - an effective emotion regulation strategy in healthy individuals - has not yet been… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.nicl.2014.03.011

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