publication . Other literature type . Article . 2009

Selective participation of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis and CRF in sustained anxiety-like versus phasic fear-like responses.

D.L. Walker; L.A. Miles; M. Davis;
Open Access English
  • Published: 10 Jul 2009
The medial division of the central nucleus of the amygdala (CeAM) and the lateral division of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNSTL) are closely related. Both receive projections from the basolateral amygdala (BLA) and both project to brain areas that mediate fear-influenced behaviors. In contrast to CeAM however, initial attempts to implicate the BNST in conditioned fear responses were largely unsuccessful. More recent studies have shown that the BNST does participate in some types of anxiety and stress responses. Here, we review evidence suggesting that the CeAM and BNSTL are functionally complementary, with CeAM mediating short- but not long-duration...
free text keywords: Article, Biological Psychiatry, Pharmacology, Amygdala, medicine.anatomical_structure, medicine, Septal nuclei, Corticotropin-releasing hormone, Startle reaction, Central nucleus of the amygdala, Endocrinology, medicine.medical_specialty, Anxiety, medicine.symptom, Basolateral amygdala, Psychology, Neuroscience, Internal medicine, Stria terminalis
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