20. What Can Fear Conditioning Tell Us About Posttraumatic Stress Disorder?

  1. Cheryl D. Conrad
  1. Jacek Dębiec1 and
  2. Joseph E. Ledoux2

Published Online: 14 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118083222.ch20

The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain

The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain

How to Cite

Dębiec, J. and Ledoux, J. E. (2011) What Can Fear Conditioning Tell Us About Posttraumatic Stress Disorder?, in The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain (ed C. D. Conrad), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118083222.ch20

Editor Information

  1. Department of Psychology and Division of Natural Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine – Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, USA

  2. 2

    Center for Neural Science, New York University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 11 AUG 2011

Book Series:

  1. Wiley-Blackwell Handbooks of Behavioral Neuroscience

Book Series Editors:

  1. David Mostofsky

Series Editor Information

  1. Boston University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330236

Online ISBN: 9781118083222

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Keywords:

  • fear conditioning, and posttraumatic stress disorder;
  • PTSD, severe psychological trauma;
  • neurocircuitry of fear conditioning;
  • auditory fear conditioning;
  • amygdala inputs and outputs;
  • lateral and basal nuclei of amygdala (LBA);
  • amygdale in appetitive conditioning;
  • biochemical pathways;
  • fear conditioning, model of fear and anxiety;
  • simple associations triggering stress responses

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Neurocircuitry of Fear Conditioning

  • Biochemical Pathways and Synaptic Changes Underlying Fear Learning

  • Stress Hormones and Fear Conditioning

  • Extinction and Reconsolidation of Conditioned Fear

  • Conclusion

  • References