To approach or to avoid: neurobiological mechanisms in social anxiety

Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Peer, Jacobien Marit van;
(2009)
  • Publisher: Department of Clinical, Health and Neuropsychologie, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Leiden University
  • Subject: Facial expression | Cortisol administration | EEG | Behavioral inhibition | HPA-axis | Social anxiety disorder | Event-related potentials | Action tendencies | Approach - avoidance | Threat processing
    mesheuropmc: hormones, hormone substitutes, and hormone antagonists

We investigated the role of cortisol (an important stress-hormone) in the regulation of social fear and avoidance behavior in socially anxious individuals, which are characterized by extreme fear and avoidance of social situations. Previous studies in animals and childr... View more
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