Clinical Trial

Effects of Arousal and Stress in Anxiety

Study Description

Effects of Arousal and Stress in Anxiety

This study has several parts. One part will examine the influence of factors such as personality and past experience on reactions to unpleasant stimuli. Others will examine the effect of personality and emotional and attentional states on learning and memory. When confronted with fearful or unpleasant events, people can develop fear of specific cues that were associated with these events as well as to the environmental context in which the events occurred via a process called classical conditioning. Classical conditioning has been used to model anxiety disorders, but the relationship between stress and anxiety and conditioned responses remains unclear. This study will examine the relationship between cued conditioning and context conditioning . This study will also explore the acquisition and retention of different types of motor, emotional, and cognitive associative processes during various tasks that range from mildly arousing to stressful.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Device - Shock Device

Shock Device

Device - Auditory Startle Device

Auditory Startle Device

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Effects of Arousal and Stress on Classical Conditioning

Clinical Trial ID

NCT00026559

ParticipAid ID

QdJ2dO