Fronto-parietal hyperactivation normalizes after CBT in youths with anxiety

Fronto-parietal activation and reaction time appeared to normalize following cognitive behavioral therapy among unmedicated youths with anxiety, according to a study published in American Journal of Psychiatry.
Still, researchers found that some cortical and subcortical regions remained hyperactive following CBT, suggesting that limbic regions may be less amenable to the effects of this therapy.
“Pediatric anxiety disorders are prevalent and highly impairing. Cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective first-line treatment,” Simone P. Haller, PhD, director of research and analytics

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