Saturday, August 14, 2010

Nervous Monkeys Lend Clues to Childhood Anxiety

By Jon Lentz

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have identified two parts of the brain linked with severe anxiety in young monkeys, and they suspect these same areas may also play a role in children who develop anxiety disorders, offering new promise for treatment.

Nervous monkeys in the study showed heightened brain activity in the amygdala and anterior hippocampus, a team from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health reported on Wednesday in the journal Nature...

1 comment:

Cathy_of_Alex said...

I know! That man is scarred for life! ;-)