Comparison of the effects of diazepam on the fear-potentiated startle reflex and the fear-inhibited light reflex in man.

@article{Bitsios1999ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the effects of diazepam on the fear-potentiated startle reflex and the fear-inhibited light reflex in man.},
  author={Panos Bitsios and Anna Philpott and Robert W Langley and Christopher M. Bradshaw and Elem{\'e}r Szabadi},
  journal={Journal of psychopharmacology},
  year={1999},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={226-34}
}
It has been shown previously that the amplitude of the acoustic startle reflex is enhanced, and the amplitude of the light reflex reduced, when subjects anticipate an aversive event, compared to periods when subjects are resting ('fear-potentiated startle reflex' and 'fear-inhibited light reflex'). We examined whether the anxiolytic diazepam would reverse the effects of threat on the startle and pupillary reflexes. Twelve male volunteers participated in three weekly sessions in which they… CONTINUE READING

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