Brain activity patterns in anxiety-prone people suggest deficits in handling fear – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Differences in how two brain regions function and interact may help explain the wide range of symptoms seen in people who have anxiety disorders. Dr. Sonia Bishop of the University of California Berkeley says one brain region studied regulates how quickly people can get over fears once danger has passed.
Bishop: We found that this actually is involved in people's ability to down regulate or decrease them even before danger has passed.
Narrator: Another brain region, which is involved in responding to dangerous or threatening stimuli, can be over responsive. Researchers say understanding these brain regions may improve treatment choices for anxiety. For more information, visit www.nimh.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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