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Anxious: Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety

Anxious:  Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety

by Joseph LeDoux,
Psychology Today, July 7, 2015

Conditions in which a maladaptive fear (in response to a specific object or situation) or anxiety (in which the threat is not manifestly “present”) play a central role constitute the most prevalent psychiatric “disorders” in the United States, afflicting about twenty percent of the population, twice as many people as are diagnosed with mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder.

 

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