Social Anxiety Disorder: Brain Imaging Predicts Psychotherapy Success

Social anxiety disorder treatment has entered the personalized medicine arena. Brain imaging can provide neuromarkers to predict whether traditional options such as cognitive behavioral therapy will work for a particular patient, reports a January 2013 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded study. Social anxiety disorder (SAD), the fear of being judged by others and humiliated, …

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If I read this right, brain imaging measures a person’s sensitivity to angry faces. Greater levels of sensitivity predict better responses to CBT. 

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