Reduced Dorsal Anterior Cingulate Cortical Activity During Emotional Regulation and Top-Down Attentional Control in Generalized Social Phobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Comorbid Generalized Social Phobia/Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Biological Psychiatry, 05/21/2012
Blair KS et al. – Generalized social phobia and generalized anxiety disorder both involve reduced capacity for engaging emotion–regulation brain networks, whether explicitly or via top–down attentional control. A reduced ability to recruit regions implicated in top–down attention might represent a general risk factor for anxiety disorders.