Updated for 1999
Lecture Notes - Week 14
Chapter 18

PANIC DISORDER

anticipatory anxiety - "fear of fear"

agoraphobia

Cause appears biological

Genetic

lactic acid habituation temporal poles prenatal benzodiazepine exposure cholecystokinin (CCK) serotonin OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER What are the 4 categories of compulsions? serotonin AUTISM possible role of perinatal complications phenylketonuria (PKU) Tourette’s syndrome

fragile X syndrome

associated with medical disorders: Stress Disorders

Glucocorticoids

Long-term stress Prolonged secretion of glucocorticoids Also destroys neurons in CA1 of the hippocampus Also can cause brain damage Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Immune system