Clinical Trial

Neurobiology of Generalized Fear-Conditioning & Avoidance

Study Description

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.

Location

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Methods

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

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.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Neurobiology of Generalized Fear-Conditioning & Avoidance in Anxiety Disorders (Community Anxiety Response Study)

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03033056

ParticipAid ID

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