Abolition of lifelong specific phobia: a novel therapeutic consequence of left mesial temporal lobectomy

Binks, S, Chan, D and Medford, N (2015) Abolition of lifelong specific phobia: a novel therapeutic consequence of left mesial temporal lobectomy. Neurocase, 21 (1). pp. 79-84. ISSN 1355-4794

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Abstract

Numerous imaging studies have confirmed the amygdala as prominent within a neural network mediating specific phobia, including arachnophobia. We report the case of a patient in whom arachnophobia was abolished after left temporal mesial lobectomy, with unchanged fear responses to other stimuli. The phenomenon of abolition of specific phobia after amygdala removal has not, to our knowledge, been previously reported.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Depositing User: Jonathan Williams
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2015 15:12
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 06:31
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/56758

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