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Reduced Brain Connections Seen in People With Generalized Anxiety Disorder, University of Wisconsin-Madison Study  
9/5/2012 7:34:21 AM

A new University of Wisconsin-Madison imaging study shows the brains of people with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) have weaker connections between a brain structure that controls emotional response and the amygdala, which suggests the brain's "panic button" may stay on due to lack of regulation. Anxiety disorders are the most common class of mental disorders and GAD, which is characterized by excessive, uncontrollable worry, affects nearly 6 percent of the population.
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