Common changes in cerebral blood flow in patients with social phobia treated with citalopram or cognitive-behavioral therapy.

@article{Furmark2002CommonCI,
  title={Common changes in cerebral blood flow in patients with social phobia treated with citalopram or cognitive-behavioral therapy.},
  author={Tomas Furmark and Maria Tillfors and Ina Marteinsdottir and H{\aa}kan Fischer and Anna Pissiota and Bengt L{\aa}ngstr{\"o}m and Mats Fredrikson},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={2002},
  volume={59 5},
  pages={425-33}
}
BACKGROUND Neurofunctional changes underlying effective antianxiety treatments are incompletely characterized. This study explored the effects of citalopram and cognitive-behavioral therapy on regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in social phobia. METHODS By means of positron emission tomography with oxygen 15-labeled water, rCBF was assessed in 18 previously untreated patients with social phobia during an anxiogenic public speaking task. Patients were matched for sex, age, and phobia severity… CONTINUE READING
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