New study: CBT changes dopamin D2-receptor binding in social phobia

Simon Cervenka

A new study was just published with Simon Cervenka as lead author and with Christian Rück among the co-authors .  Nine SAD patients were examined using high-resolution PET and the high-affinity D2-R antagonist radioligand [11C]FLB 457, before and after 15 weeks of CBT and the study shows that D2 binding changes after patients with social anxiety disorder. Click the citation to get to the full text:

Cervenka, S., Hedman, E., Ikoma, Y., Radu Djurfeldt, D., Rück, C., Halldin, C., Lindefors, N. Changes in dopamine D2-receptor binding are associated to symptom reduction after psychotherapy in social anxiety disorder. Translational Psychiatry (2012) 2, e120; doi:10.1038/tp.2012.40
Published online 22 May 2012

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