Starting a new day with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Seth Gillihan.The focus will be on the Neuroscience in Social and Affective Disorders. After reviewing the disorders I suspect the neuroscience will be particularly fascinating in regards to OCD, PTSD, etc. Gilihan’s goals include the following
The presentations will push us into practical issues beginning with the issue of anxiety via fMRI studies. Amygdala studies note that most actions exist between between emotional and social dynamics (emotional expressions seem keyed to social awareness at times). Not surprising that studies around anxiety might begin with Amygdala activityGilihan notes that we need metanalyses across studies to better understand how specific studies converse with each other. What is noted is that both amygdala and insula both were involved in activation in anxiety states like PTSD but also reduced activity in the Pre Frontal Cortext where executive control exists.