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Psychotherapy normalizes the brain in social phobia

Decrease in the thickness of the cerebral cortex after psychotherapy in the left parietal cortex (marked in red) (Picture: UZH)

Psychotherapy is a central treatment for social anxiety disorder. Due to this treatment, changes in key brain structures involved in emotion processing and regulation are normalized, as researchers from the University of Zurich, Zurich University Hospital and the University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich demonstrate in a new study. UZH News release