Meta‐analysis of functional brain imaging in specific phobia

  title={Meta‐analysis of functional brain imaging in specific phobia},
  author={Jonathan C Ipser and Leesha Singh and Dan J Stein},
  journal={Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences},
Although specific phobia is a prevalent anxiety disorder, evidence regarding its underlying functional neuroanatomy is inconsistent. A meta‐analysis was undertaken to identify brain regions that were consistently responsive to phobic stimuli, and to characterize changes in brain activation following cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). We searched the PubMed, SCOPUS and PsycINFO databases to identify positron emission tomography and functional magnetic resonance imaging studies comparing brain… 

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