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May 01, 2009
Neurobiology of Anxiety Disorders
Expires May 31, 2015
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Formal studies of fear learning processes date back to the experiments of the Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov in the late nineteenth century. Pavlov observed that dogs salivate when presented with food and that when the presentation of food was paired repeatedly with the sound of a bell, the dogs would salivate when the bell was rung, just as they would when presented with food. The habitual response of salivation to the sound of the bell is called
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The goal of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy of anxiety disorders is to delink neutral stimuli from aversive responses. What is this process called?
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Which of the following 36—amino acid peptide found mostly in the locus coeruleus, hypothalamus, amygdala, hippocampus, basal ganglia, and midbrain nuclei is expressed under fearful conditions and appears to inhibit or contain the stress response?