Journal article

Self-other referential neural processing in social anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder

Laura Finlayson-Short, Ben J Harrison, Christopher Davey

NEUROIMAGE-CLINICAL | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Social anxiety disorder (SAD) and major depressive disorder (MDD) are highly comorbid and share impairments in self-referential and social processing. Many naturalistic judgements activate these processes concurrently, which can be referred to as "self-other referential processing". We sought to examine its neural correlates in young people with SAD and MDD using a novel experimental task. METHODS: Fifty six young people aged 16 to 25 with diagnoses of SAD and/or MDD (15 with SAD [M = 20.3 years, 60% female], 17 with MDD [M = 19.8 years, 53% female], 24 with comorbid SAD and MDD [M = 19.8 years, 67% female]) and 76 age and gender-matched healthy controls (HCs; M = 20.7 years, 66%..

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