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Habituation of physiological responses in anxiety.

@article{Chattopadhyay1980HabituationOP,
  title={Habituation of physiological responses in anxiety.},
  author={P. K. Chattopadhyay and E C Cooke and Brian Toone and Malcolm Harold Lader},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={1980},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={
          711-21
        }
}
In the first study, 20 male and 20 female volunteers were studied under threat-of-shock and no-threat conditions with respect to anxiety levels, skin conductance, EEG auditory evoked response, and alpha-blocking variables. The threat-of-shock increased anxiety levels, skin conductance level, and fluctuations. The P300 component of the AER was greater in anxious individuals and habituation of the alpha-blocking response was retarded. In the second study, 12 anxious patients were compared with 12… 
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