Smaller amygdala is associated with anxiety in patients with panic disorder.

@article{Hayano2009SmallerAI,
  title={Smaller amygdala is associated with anxiety in patients with panic disorder.},
  author={Fumi Hayano and Motoaki Nakamura and Takeshi Asami and Kumi Uehara and Takeshi Yoshida and Tomohide Roppongi and Tatsui Otsuka and Tomio Inoue and Y Hirayasu},
  journal={Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={266-76}
}
AIMS Anxiety a core feature of panic disorder, is linked to function of the amygdala. Volume alterations in the brain of patients with panic disorder have previously been reported, but there has been no report of amygdala volume association with anxiety. METHODS Volumes of hippocampus and amygdala were manually measured using magnetic resonance imaging obtained from 27 patients with panic disorder and 30 healthy comparison subjects. In addition the amygdala was focused on, applying small… CONTINUE READING