Context and explicit threat cue modulation of the startle reflex: preliminary evidence of distinctions between adolescents with principal fear disorders versus distress disorders.

@article{Waters2014ContextAE,
  title={Context and explicit threat cue modulation of the startle reflex: preliminary evidence of distinctions between adolescents with principal fear disorders versus distress disorders.},
  author={Allison M Waters and Maria Nazarian and Susan Mineka and Richard E. Zinbarg and James W. Griffith and Bruce D. Naliboff and Edward M. Ornitz and Michelle G Craske},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2014},
  volume={217 1-2},
  pages={93-9}
}
Anxiety and depression are prevalent, impairing disorders. High comorbidity has raised questions about how to define and classify them. Structural models emphasise distinctions between "fear" and "distress" disorders while other initiatives propose they be defined by neurobiological indicators that cut across disorders. This study examined startle reflex (SR) modulation in adolescents with principal fear disorders (specific phobia; social phobia) (n=20), distress disorders (unipolar depressive… CONTINUE READING