‘Enhanced late positive potential to conditioned threat cue during delayed extinction in anxious youth’
Open Access paper from the JCPP
Deficits in threat learning relate to anxiety symptoms. Since several anxiety disorders arise in adolescence, impaired adolescent threat learning could contribute to adolescent changes in risk for anxiety. This study compared threat learning among anxious and non-anxious youth using self-reports, peripheral psychophysiology measures, and event-related potentials. Because exposure therapy, the first-line treatment for anxiety disorders, is largely based on principles of extinction learning, the study also examined the link between extinction learning and treatment outcomes among anxious youth.
Authors: Zohar Klein, Gil Shner-Livne, Shani Danon-Kraun, Rivkah Ginat-Frolich, Daniel S. Pine, Tomer Shechner
First published: 08 May 2023
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