Cerebral blood flow during anticipation of public speaking in social phobia: a PET study

@article{Tillfors2002CerebralBF,
  title={Cerebral blood flow during anticipation of public speaking in social phobia: a PET study},
  author={Maria Tillfors and Tomas Furmark and Ina Marteinsdottir and Mats Fredrikson},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2002},
  volume={52},
  pages={1113-1119}
}
BACKGROUND The aim was to examine the neural correlates of anxiety elicited by the anticipation of public speaking in individuals with social phobia. Positron emission tomography and (15)O-water was used to measure regional cerebral blood flow in subjects with DSM-IV defined social phobia during anxiety anticipation. Heart rate and subjective anxiety were also recorded. While being scanned, subjects were speaking alone either before or after speaking in public. To evaluate anticipatory anxiety… CONTINUE READING
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