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Anxiety is the sum of its parts

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Anxiety does not arise from a single neural circuit. An interplay between neighbouring, yet opposing, circuits produces anxiety, and outputs from these circuits regulate specific anxiety responses. See Letters p.219 & p.224

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Figure 1: Multiple personalities of an anxiety circuit.

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Johansen, J. Anxiety is the sum of its parts. Nature 496, 174–175 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature12087

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