Glucocorticoids Protect Against the Delayed Behavioral and Cellular Effects of Acute Stress on the Amygdala

Biological Psychiatry, 05/14/2012

The findings suggest that the presence of elevated levels of corticosterone at the time of acute stress confers protection against the delayed enhancing effect of stress on basolateral amygdala synaptic connectivity and anxiety–like behavior. These observations are consistent with clinical reports on the protective effects of glucocorticoids against the development of posttraumatic symptoms triggered by traumatic stress.

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