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Training discrimination diminishes maladaptive avoidance of innocuous stimuli in a fear conditioning paradigm

PloS One

Oct 13, 2017

Miriam J J LommenAnke Ehlers

Abstract

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorder worldwide. Although anxiety disorders differ in the nature of feared objects or situations, they share a common mechanism by which fear generalizes to related but innocuous objects, eliciting avoidance of objects and situations that ...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Study
Avoidance Learning
Discrimination Learning
Physical Stimulation
Fear (Mental Process)
Participant
Mental Disorders
Teens
Psychopathology
Avoidance Behavior
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Training discrimination diminishes maladaptive avoidance of innocuous stimuli in a fear conditioning paradigm

PloS One

Oct 13, 2017

Miriam J J LommenAnke Ehlers

PMID: 29023466

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0184485

Abstract

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorder worldwide. Although anxiety disorders differ in the nature of feared objects or situations, they share a common mechanism by which fear generalizes to related but innocuous objects, eliciting avoidance of objects and situations that ...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Study
Avoidance Learning
Discrimination Learning
Physical Stimulation
Fear (Mental Process)
Participant
Mental Disorders
Teens
Psychopathology
Avoidance Behavior
4
19
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