Electrocortical evidence for vigilance-avoidance in Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

@article{Weinberg2011ElectrocorticalEF,
  title={Electrocortical evidence for vigilance-avoidance in Generalized Anxiety Disorder.},
  author={Anna Weinberg and Greg Hajcak},
  journal={Psychophysiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={842-51}
}
Both exaggerated and attenuated responses to emotional stimuli have been documented in Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Event-related potentials are well-suited for examining the time-course of neural activity during emotional processing; early components (e.g., the P1) appear to index relatively automatic attention to emotional stimuli, whereas later positivities (e.g., the late positive potential or LPP) index dynamic allocation of attention to emotional stimuli. Twenty-one individuals… CONTINUE READING