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Brain circuit can tune anxiety

Posted on: August 30, 2013

Anxiety disorders, which include posttraumatic stress disorder, social phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorder, affect 40 million American adults in a given year. Currently available treatments, such as antianxiety drugs, are not always effective and have unwanted side effects.

To develop better treatments, a more specific understanding of the brain circuits that produce anxiety is necessary, says Kay Tye, an assistant professor of brain and cognitive sciences and member of MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory.

Brain circuit can tune anxiety

The tips of long neuronal extensions from the amygdala (green) contact neurons of the hippocampus (blue). This communication pathway helps to modulate anxiety. 

IMAGE: ADA FELIX-ORTIZ

via Brain circuit can tune anxiety – MIT News Office.

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1 Response to "Brain circuit can tune anxiety"

Many millions of people are suffering in the world with anxiety symptoms. Each and every individual has frightening symptoms of anxiety. Be cool and get enough sufficient sleep, avoid the negative thoughts and replace all those with positive thoughts. Improper breathing will also increase anxiety, breathe in proper way.

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