Neural time course of threat-related attentional bias and interference in panic and obsessive-compulsive disorders.

@article{Thomas2013NeuralTC,
  title={Neural time course of threat-related attentional bias and interference in panic and obsessive-compulsive disorders.},
  author={Susan Jennifer Thomas and Craig Joseph Gonsalvez and Stuart John Johnstone},
  journal={Biological psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={94 1},
  pages={116-29}
}
Attentional biases to threat are considered central to anxiety disorders, however physiological evidence of their nature and time course is lacking. Event-related potentials (ERPs) characterized sensory and cognitive changes while 20 outpatients with panic disorder (PD), 20 with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and 20 healthy controls (HCs) responded to the color (emotional Stroop task) or meaning of threatening and neutral stimuli. ERPs indicated larger P1 amplitude and longer N1 latency… CONTINUE READING