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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Sex Differences in Fear Conditioning: Mechanisms of Risk and Resilience for PTSD
Principal Investigator:

Sabra S Inslicht

Location: San Francisco, CA
Congressional District Code: 8
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: January 2014 - June 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $43,000
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The goal of this project is to characterize sex differences in mechanisms of fear extinction learning andretention that may account for differences in vulnerability for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) inwomen versus men. A mechanism proposed to account for recovery from traumatic stress is variability in theextinction of conditioned fear. While several studies have examined sex differences in fear conditioning andextinction in healthy individuals, it is notable that few studies have systema...

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