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1

people w stress-related disorders have trouble turning which system off?

HPA

2

master regulator of the stress response

CRF
found throughout the brain (incl amygdala/brainstem/cortex)
increasing the level of CRF --> anxiousness

3

lies in temporal lobe just behind the amygdala - falls victim in Alzheimer's

hippocampus

4

learning of fear takes place where?

amygdala

5

part of PFC connected to the amygdala

orbitofrontal cortex

6

stress/anxiety are RF's for what heart disease?

CAD

7

high levels of cortisol can lead to:

HTN
obesity
diabetes
osteoporosis
suppressed immune fxn
memory impairment
changes in brain structure
depression

8

chronic stress impacts: adrenals, hippocampus how?

adrenal cortex hypertrophy
neuronal atrophy in hippocampus

9

people with this have 50% chance of developing anxiety disorder

anxious temperament

10

which behavior is very important to anxiety disorders?

freezing