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Short Communication - Integrative Neuroscience Research (2023) Volume 6, Issue 3

Neural correlates of fear extinction in anxiety disorders

Edward Rodas *

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, German

*Corresponding Author:
Edward Rodas
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy,
Ludwig Maximilians University,
Munich, German

Received: 28-May-2023, Manuscript No. AAINR-23-101804; Editor assigned: 31-May-2023, PreQC No. AAINR-23-101804(PQ); Reviewed: 14-Jun-2023, QC No. AAINR-23-101804; Revised: 19-Jun-2023, Manuscript No. AAINR-23-101804; Published: 26-Jun-2023, DOI:10.35841/aainr-6.3.146

Citation: Rodas E. Neural correlates of fear extinction in anxiety disorders. Integr Neuro Res. 2023;6(3):146

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Anxiety disorders are characterized by excessive and persistent fear or worry, often leading to impairment in daily functioning. Fear extinction, the process by which fear responses diminish over time, plays a critical role in the regulation of anxiety. This article introduces the concept of fear extinction and its significance in anxiety disorders. This section discusses the key brain regions and neural circuits involved in fear extinction, including the amygdala, prefrontal cortex, hippocampus, and their interconnected pathways. Emphasis is placed on the roles of inhibitory circuits, synaptic plasticity, and neurochemical modulation in fear extinction [1].

Animal models have provided valuable insights into the neural mechanisms underlying fear extinction. This section highlights important findings from rodent studies, elucidating the contribution of specific brain regions and molecular signaling pathways to fear extinction processes [2]. Translational research has successfully translated findings from animal models to human populations. This section discusses neuroimaging studies and behavioral experiments conducted in humans, focusing on the neural correlates of fear extinction and their relevance to anxiety disorders [3].

By integrating evidence from animal and human studies, this section examines the implications of fear extinction deficits for the pathophysiology of anxiety disorders. It explores how abnormalities in the neural circuitry of fear extinction can contribute to anxiety-related symptoms and discusses potential therapeutic interventions targeting these circuitries [4].

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This section presents current therapeutic approaches for anxiety disorders, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure-based therapies, which incorporate principles of fear extinction. Furthermore, it discusses emerging treatment strategies, including pharmacological interventions and brain stimulation techniques that directly target the neural circuitry implicated in fear extinction. Future research directions and challenges in the field are also discussed.


The neural circuitry of fear extinction plays a crucial role in understanding anxiety disorders. Through a translational behavioral neuroscience approach, this article highlights the importance of studying fear extinction processes in both animal models and human subjects. By deepening our knowledge of the underlying neural mechanisms, we can develop more effective treatments for anxiety disorders, potentially improving the lives of millions affected by these conditions



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