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What is the amygdala?

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The Amygdala

  • It's an area of the brain located deep in the left and right temporal lobes; it is known as the 'fear center', and has a complex set of functions.
  • The two amygdalae that we all have are important for numerous aspects of thought, emotion, and behaviour, and are associated with a varie...

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Any kind of disruption in the functions of the amygdala in patients is associated with several anxiety disorders and phobias.

This includes post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, alcohol, and drug abuse disorder.

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