Glutamate Receptors in Extinction and Extinction-Based Therapies for Psychiatric Illness

@article{Myers2011GlutamateRI,
  title={Glutamate Receptors in Extinction and Extinction-Based Therapies for Psychiatric Illness},
  author={Karyn M. Myers and William A Carlezon and Michael Davis},
  journal={Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={2011},
  volume={36},
  pages={274-293}
}
Some psychiatric illnesses involve a learned component. For example, in posttraumatic stress disorder, memories triggered by trauma-associated cues trigger fear and anxiety, and in addiction, drug-associated cues elicit drug craving and withdrawal. Clinical interventions to reduce the impact of conditioned cues in eliciting these maladaptive conditioned responses are likely to be beneficial. Extinction is a method of lessening conditioned responses and involves repeated exposures to a cue in… CONTINUE READING

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