While a phobic waits: regional brain electrical and autonomic activity in social phobics during anticipation of public speaking

  title={While a phobic waits: regional brain electrical and autonomic activity in social phobics during anticipation of public speaking},
  author={R. Davidson and J. R. Marshall and A. Tomarken and J. B. Henriques},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  • R. Davidson, J. R. Marshall, +1 author J. B. Henriques
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • BACKGROUND Recent studies have highlighted the role of right-sided anterior temporal and prefrontal activation during anxiety, yet no study has been performed with social phobics that assesses regional brain and autonomic function. This study compared electroencephalograms (EEGs) and autonomic activity in social phobics and controls while they anticipated making a public speech. METHODS Electroencephalograms from 14 scalp locations, heart rate, and blood pressure were recorded while 18 DSM-IV… CONTINUE READING
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