Caudate and putamen hypersensitivity to incentives of increasing magnitudes characterizes adolescent social phobia, relative to activation in this region in adolescents with generalized anxiety disorder as well as healthy adolescents. Thus, these findings resemble the pattern previously found in adolescents with early childhood behavioral inhibition, thereby implicating similar neural responses to anticipation of incentives in both early childhood behavioral inhibition and adolescent social phobia.
The American journal of psychiatry
Department of Human and Community Development, Center for Mind and Brain, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA. aeguyer [at] ucdavis.edu
Am J Psychiatry. 2012 Feb;169(2):205-12
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