Drugs and the Neuroscience
Quiz 14 :
Treatments for Anxiety Disorders
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Leeda thinks constantly about contracting a deadly infectious disease from touching a public surface (e.g., door handle). Her thoughts and mental images regarding contracting a deadly disease are intrusive, causing her anxiety and distress. What is Leeda most likely suffering from?
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Describe the role of BZ I and BZ II sites, which are found on GABAA receptors, in mediating the diverse effects of benzodiazepines in the brain. Discuss how benzodiazepines affect GABA neurotransmission and how they modulate different behavioral or physiological responses.
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Anxiolytics are identified in animal behavioral models before they are tested in humans. Many of these models are developed for face validity and thus use tasks that can produce behaviors indicative of stress, fear, or anxiety. Describe three such tests, including how they are conducted and their utility in testing anxiolytic effects.