Amygdala hyperactivation to angry faces in intermittent explosive disorder.

@article{McCloskey2016AmygdalaHT,
  title={Amygdala hyperactivation to angry faces in intermittent explosive disorder.},
  author={Michael Sean McCloskey and K. Luan Phan and Michael Angstadt and Karla C. Fettich and Sarah K. Keedy and Emil F. Coccaro},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2016},
  volume={79},
  pages={34-41}
}
BACKGROUND Individuals with intermittent explosive disorder (IED) were previously found to exhibit amygdala hyperactivation and relatively reduced orbital medial prefrontal cortex (OMPFC) activation to angry faces while performing an implicit emotion information processing task during functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). This study examines the neural substrates associated with explicit encoding of facial emotions among individuals with IED. METHOD Twenty unmedicated IED subjects and… CONTINUE READING
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