Neurobiology of Generalized Fear-Conditioning & Avoidance
“Neurobiology of Generalized Fear-Conditioning & Avoidance in Anxiety Disorders”
Anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent, costly, and disabling mental illnesses. One central, yet largely understudied, abnormality in anxiety disorders is the heightened tendency to display fear and avoidance in reaction to benign or safe events that resemble feared situations. The current project maps brain circuits associated with this abnormality in order to contribute to future brain-based diagnosis and treatments for clinical anxiety.
Behavioral - Test of fear conditioning
Behavioral and brain correlates of conditioned fear generalization and avoidance will be assessed using fMRI and related to levels of anxiety related psychopathology.
Neurobiology of Generalized Fear-Conditioning & Avoidance in Anxiety Disorders (Community Anxiety Response Study)