Selective reduction in amygdala volume in pediatric anxiety disorders: a voxel-based morphometry investigation.

@article{Milham2005SelectiveRI,
  title={Selective reduction in amygdala volume in pediatric anxiety disorders: a voxel-based morphometry investigation.},
  author={Michael P. Milham and Allison C. Nugent and Wayne C. Drevets and Daniel P. Dickstein and Ellen Leibenluft and Monique Ernst and Dennis S. Charney and Daniel S. Pine},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={57 9},
  pages={961-6}
}
BACKGROUND Significant controversy has emerged concerning pediatric anxiety disorders. Some researchers question the justification for diagnosing and treating pediatric anxiety disorders, owing to concerns about the inappropriate medicalization of social problems. Others note the importance of diagnosis and treatment, given that pediatric anxiety disorders represent a strong risk factor for serious adult mental disorders. We examine the neural correlates of pediatric anxiety disorders, to… CONTINUE READING