The Role of GABA in Anxiety
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 4, Number 3, March 2006
Topics: Anxiety Disorder
Andrew Goddard, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Radiology; Director, Adult Outpatient Clinic and Anxiety Program, Indiana University Department of Psychiatry
Dr. Goddard has disclosed that he was or is the recipient of research grants from Cephalon and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals; and was or is a consultant for AstraZeneca; and was or is a member of the speakers bureau of Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. The editors of The Carlat Psychiatry Report have closely reviewed the content of Dr. Goddard’s interview and have determined that there are no financial conflicts of interest regarding this educational activity. The author has disclosed that D-cycloserine, gabapentin, lamotrigine, pregabalin, and tiagabine have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in the treatment of anxiety. Please consult product labeling for the approved usage of these drugs.
Dr. Goddard, you’ve done a lot of neurobiological research in anxiety disorders. It’s a very complex area, but basically what goes on in patients’ brains when they have a panic attack?