Discussion Questions

1. How is a specific phobia different from a dislike or mild fear of a given object or situation?

2. How is the amygdala involved in the experience of fear and anxiety?

3. How do the components of the HPA axis relate to one another?

4. Compare the mechanisms of action for barbiturates and benzodiazepines.

5. Describe how antidepressants may serve anxiolytic purposes.