A Novel Animal Model for Panic Disorder: Attempted Reproduction of the Fear of Fear
Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences Bethesda United States
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Panic disorder is a debilitating psychiatric illness with an unknown etiology. There are numerous theories for the onset and maintenance of panic disorder, including biologically based and psychologically based models. One popular theory for panic disorder involves classical conditioning, proposing that bodily sensations of arousal elicit panic attacks. Developing a valid animal model of the classical conditioning theory of panic disorder would be a significant contribution to the literature of panic disorder.