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Cognitive mechanisms of diazepam administration: a healthy volunteer model of emotional processing

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Rationale Benzodiazepine drugs continue to be prescribed relatively frequently for anxiety disorders, especially where other treatments have failed or when rapid alleviation of anxiety is imperative. The neuropsychological mechanism by which these drugs act to relieve symptoms, however, remains underspecified. Cognitive accounts of anxiety disorders emphasise hypervigilance for threat in the maintenance of the disorders. Objective and methods The current study examined the effects of 7- or 8...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s00213-016-4269-y

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Pringle, A More by this author
Gottwald, J More by this author
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Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Springer Berlin Heidelberg Publisher's website
Journal:
Psychopharmacology Journal website
Volume:
233
Issue:
12
Pages:
2221-2228
Publication date:
2016-05-06
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EISSN:
1432-2072
ISSN:
0033-3158
Pubs id:
pubs:619807
URN:
uri:631e6526-1773-4a11-b2c9-dd59fef2eb79
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uuid:631e6526-1773-4a11-b2c9-dd59fef2eb79
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pubs:619807

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