Olfactory abnormalities in anxiety disorders.

  title={Olfactory abnormalities in anxiety disorders.},
  author={Marion Clepce and Karin Reich and Andrea Gossler and Johannes Kornhuber and Norbert Joachim Thuerauf},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  volume={511 1},
The olfactory system plays an important role in both animal and human anxiety reactions. However, results on olfactory performance during the course of clinical anxiety disorders remain scarce. Therefore, we conducted an exploratory pilot study in 17 patients currently diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Patients participated in olfactory and psychological testing and were compared to 17 healthy controls. Statistical analyses revealed significant deficits concerning olfactory discrimination in… CONTINUE READING
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