Social Anxiety Disorder

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By analyzing brain regions, researchers can predict clinical responses to cognitive behavioral therapy in patients with social anxiety. These illustrations represent the brain of someone with social anxiety. On the left brain, in red, are empirically-defined seed regions. On the right brain, red clusters identify brain regions that, when compared with the seed regions, helped predict the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy. The blue circle highlights bilateral inferior temporal/amygdala clusters. Image: Alfonso Nieto-Castañón and MIT NewsBy analyzing brain regions, researchers can predict clinical responses to cognitive behavioral therapy in patients with social anxiety. These illustrations represent the brain of someone with social anxiety. On the left brain, in red, are empirically-defined seed regions. On the right brain, red clusters identify brain regions that, when compared with the seed regions, helped predict the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy. The blue circle highlights bilateral inferior temporal/amygdala clusters. Image: Alfonso Nieto-Castañón and MIT NewsShare This Print This