Corticosteroids in relation to fear, anxiety and psychopathology

@article{Korte2001CorticosteroidsIR,
  title={Corticosteroids in relation to fear, anxiety and psychopathology},
  author={Sijmen Mechiel Korte},
  journal={Neuroscience \& Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2001},
  volume={25},
  pages={117-142}
}
  • S. Korte
  • Published 1 March 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
Corticosteroids play extremely important roles in fear and anxiety. The mechanisms by which corticosteroids exert their effects on behavior are often indirect, because, although corticosteroids do not regulate behavior, they induce chemical changes in particular sets of neurons making certain behavioral outcomes more likely in certain contexts as a result of the strengthening or weakening of particular neural pathways. The timing of corticosteroid increase (before, during or after exposure to a… 
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