A new study supports the role of a brain region called the amygdala in processing anxiety. In this 3-D magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) rendering of a human brain, functional MRI (fMRI) activation of the amygdala is highlighted in red. (Credit: NIMH Clinical Brain Disorders Branch)
According to the Stanford University website, "Stimulation of a distinct brain circuit that lies within a brain structure typically associated with fearfulness produces the opposite effect: Its activity, instead of triggering or increasing anxiety, counters it."This discovery could lead to new treatments for anxiety disorders, said one of the researchers. “The discovery of a novel circuit whose action is to reduce anxiety, rather than increase it, could point to an entire strategy of anti-anxiety treatment,” To read more about this discovery please click on the following link:
It sure would be wonderful if this new discovery could lead to the development of a long term pharmaceutical or treatment for those of us who suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder!