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Brainstorms

Symptoms and Circuits, Part 2: Anxiety Disorders

Stephen M. Stahl, MD, PhD

Published: December 15, 2003

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A paradigm shift is occuring in conceptualizing the biological basis of psychiatric disorders, namely the notion of “symptoms and circuits.” 1,2 Psychiatric syndroms are being de-constructed into into their symptoms and then marched to hypothetically malfunctionining neuronal circuits that can potentially not only not only ‘ ‹explain the genesis of these symptoms.


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