Flashcards in Anxiety Deck (10):
people w stress-related disorders have trouble turning which system off?
master regulator of the stress response
found throughout the brain (incl amygdala/brainstem/cortex)
increasing the level of CRF --> anxiousness
lies in temporal lobe just behind the amygdala - falls victim in Alzheimer's
learning of fear takes place where?
part of PFC connected to the amygdala
stress/anxiety are RF's for what heart disease?
high levels of cortisol can lead to:
suppressed immune fxn
changes in brain structure
chronic stress impacts: adrenals, hippocampus how?
adrenal cortex hypertrophy
neuronal atrophy in hippocampus
people with this have 50% chance of developing anxiety disorder