“Brain Attack” (Case study term) = “Cerebral Vascular Accident” (CVA) = STROKE
Stroke is the resulting neurologic changes that result when blood to a part of the brain is interrupted.
- The brain has different neural mechanisms that are responsible for monitoring these threats
- Evidence: Case study of SM (bilateral amygdala damage); no fear for external threats (getting raped, being held up by knife etc.) but had a full-blown panic attack in response to inhaling carbon dioxide, which induced in her feelings of suffocation.