T Furmark

Summary

Affiliation: Uppsala University
Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Cerebral blood flow changes after treatment of social phobia with the neurokinin-1 antagonist GR205171, citalopram, or placebo
    Tomas Furmark
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Biol Psychiatry 58:132-42. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Common changes in cerebral blood flow in patients with social phobia treated with citalopram or cognitive-behavioral therapy
    Tomas Furmark
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Box 1225, SE 751 42 Uppsala, Sweden
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 59:425-33. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Social phobia: overview of community surveys
    T Furmark
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 105:84-93. 2002
  4. doi request reprint A link between serotonin-related gene polymorphisms, amygdala activity, and placebo-induced relief from social anxiety
    Tomas Furmark
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    J Neurosci 28:13066-74. 2008
  5. pmc Genotype over-diagnosis in amygdala responsiveness: affective processing in social anxiety disorder
    Tomas Furmark
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    J Psychiatry Neurosci 34:30-40. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Neurobiological aspects of social anxiety disorder
    Tomas Furmark
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 46:5-12. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Social phobia in the general population: prevalence and sociodemographic profile
    T Furmark
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Box 1225, SE 751 42 Uppsala, Sweden
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 34:416-24. 1999
  8. doi request reprint Guided and unguided self-help for social anxiety disorder: randomised controlled trial
    Tomas Furmark
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Box 1225, SE 751 42 Uppsala, Sweden
    Br J Psychiatry 195:440-7. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Serotonin transporter polymorphism related to amygdala excitability and symptom severity in patients with social phobia
    Tomas Furmark
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Neurosci Lett 362:189-92. 2004
  10. pmc Human fear reconsolidation and allelic differences in serotonergic and dopaminergic genes
    T Agren
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Transl Psychiatry 2:e76. 2012

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Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint Cerebral blood flow changes after treatment of social phobia with the neurokinin-1 antagonist GR205171, citalopram, or placebo
    Tomas Furmark
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Biol Psychiatry 58:132-42. 2005
    ..This study compared the effects of an NK1 receptor antagonist, citalopram, and placebo on brain activity and anxiety symptoms in social phobia...
  2. ncbi request reprint Common changes in cerebral blood flow in patients with social phobia treated with citalopram or cognitive-behavioral therapy
    Tomas Furmark
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Box 1225, SE 751 42 Uppsala, Sweden
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 59:425-33. 2002
    ..Neurofunctional changes underlying effective antianxiety treatments are incompletely characterized. This study explored the effects of citalopram and cognitive-behavioral therapy on regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in social phobia...
  3. ncbi request reprint Social phobia: overview of community surveys
    T Furmark
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 105:84-93. 2002
    ..This paper presents an overview of community studies that have estimated the prevalence of social phobia, its subtypes, and specific social fears in the adult general population. Sociodemographic findings are also summarized...
  4. doi request reprint A link between serotonin-related gene polymorphisms, amygdala activity, and placebo-induced relief from social anxiety
    Tomas Furmark
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    J Neurosci 28:13066-74. 2008
    ..Hence, our study shows, for the first time, evidence of a link between genetically controlled serotonergic modulation of amygdala activity and placebo-induced anxiety relief...
  5. pmc Genotype over-diagnosis in amygdala responsiveness: affective processing in social anxiety disorder
    Tomas Furmark
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    J Psychiatry Neurosci 34:30-40. 2009
    ..We investigated the influence of these polymorphisms on amygdala responsiveness to angry faces in patients with social anxiety disorder (SAD) compared with healthy controls...
  6. ncbi request reprint Neurobiological aspects of social anxiety disorder
    Tomas Furmark
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 46:5-12. 2009
    ..It is also suggested that serotonin-related gene polymorphisms are important for amygdala responsivity and treatment outcome in SAD...
  7. ncbi request reprint Social phobia in the general population: prevalence and sociodemographic profile
    T Furmark
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Box 1225, SE 751 42 Uppsala, Sweden
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 34:416-24. 1999
    ..The present study examined the prevalence of social phobia in the Swedish general population and demographic characteristics associated with this anxiety disorder...
  8. doi request reprint Guided and unguided self-help for social anxiety disorder: randomised controlled trial
    Tomas Furmark
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Box 1225, SE 751 42 Uppsala, Sweden
    Br J Psychiatry 195:440-7. 2009
    ..Internet-delivered self-help programmes with added therapist guidance have shown efficacy in social anxiety disorder, but unguided self-help has been insufficiently studied...
  9. ncbi request reprint Serotonin transporter polymorphism related to amygdala excitability and symptom severity in patients with social phobia
    Tomas Furmark
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Neurosci Lett 362:189-92. 2004
    ..Thus, 5-HTT genetic variation was associated with symptom severity and amygdala excitability in social phobia...
  10. pmc Human fear reconsolidation and allelic differences in serotonergic and dopaminergic genes
    T Agren
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Transl Psychiatry 2:e76. 2012
    ..These results demonstrate that reconsolidation of human fear memory is influenced by dopamine and serotonin-related genes...
  11. ncbi request reprint Cerebral blood flow in subjects with social phobia during stressful speaking tasks: a PET study
    M Tillfors
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University PET Center, SE 751 42 Uppsala, Sweden
    Am J Psychiatry 158:1220-6. 2001
    ..The central nervous system representation of social phobia (social anxiety disorder) is largely unknown. The aim of this study was to examine brain activity during symptom provocation in social phobics...
  12. ncbi request reprint Social phobia and avoidant personality disorder as related to parental history of social anxiety: a general population study
    M Tillfors
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Sweden
    Behav Res Ther 39:289-98. 2001
    ..Thus, having an affected family member is associated with a two- to three-fold risk increase for both social phobia and APD...
  13. ncbi request reprint Functional neuroanatomical correlates of electrodermal activity: a positron emission tomographic study
    M Fredrikson
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Sweden
    Psychophysiology 35:179-85. 1998
    ..Because these areas also support anticipation, affect, and locomotion, electrodermal responses seem to reflect cognitively or emotionally mediated motor preparation...
  14. ncbi request reprint Regional cerebral blood flow during tinnitus: a PET case study with lidocaine and auditory stimulation
    G Andersson
    Department of Audiology, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala University, Sweden
    Acta Otolaryngol 120:967-72. 2000
    ..Tinnitus perception may involve areas related to auditory attention, while emotional processing relates to temporofrontal paralimbic areas...
  15. ncbi request reprint Personality traits in social phobia
    I Marteinsdottir
    Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Uppsala University, SE 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden
    Eur Psychiatry 16:143-50. 2001
    ..Generally, the results support the view that social phobia and avoidant personality disorder reflect different aspects of a social anxiety spectrum...
  16. ncbi request reprint Brain correlates of an unexpected panic attack: a human positron emission tomographic study
    H Fischer
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Sweden
    Neurosci Lett 251:137-40. 1998
    ..These findings suggest that neural activity in brain regions previously associated with symptom provocation in specific phobics and subjects with posttraumatic stress disorder also are involved during panic in healthy individuals...
  17. doi request reprint Imaging the placebo response: a neurofunctional review
    Vanda Faria
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 18:473-85. 2008
    ..Placebo-induced clinical benefits also involve disorder-specific neuronal responses, yielding neurofunctional or neurochemical alterations similar to those produced by pharmacological treatments...
  18. doi request reprint Disentangling the web of fear: amygdala reactivity and functional connectivity in spider and snake phobia
    Fredrik Ahs
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Psychiatry Res 172:103-8. 2009
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  19. doi request reprint High-frequency heart rate variability and cortico-striatal activity in men and women with social phobia
    Fredrik Ahs
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Box 1225, SE 751 42 Uppsala, Sweden
    Neuroimage 47:815-20. 2009
    ..Moreover, caudate functions, possibly related to dopaminergic neurotransmission, have sexually dimorphic effects on vagal modulation of the heart...
  20. doi request reprint Ventromedial prefrontal neurokinin 1 receptor availability is reduced in chronic pain
    Clas Linnman
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Pain 149:64-70. 2010
    ..We conclude that the central NK1 receptor system is altered in human chronic pain. The results suggest that NK1 receptors in the vmPFC modulate motor inhibition, and contribute to fear and avoidance of movement...
  21. doi request reprint Chronic whiplash symptoms are related to altered regional cerebral blood flow in the resting state
    Clas Linnman
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Box 1225, SE 751 42 Uppsala, Sweden
    Eur J Pain 13:65-70. 2009
    ..We thus suggest an involvement of the posterior cingulate, parahippocampal and medial prefrontal gyri in WAD and speculate that alterations in the resting state are linked to an increased self-relevant evaluation of pain and stress...
  22. ncbi request reprint Amygdaloid regional cerebral blood flow and subjective fear during symptom provocation in anxiety disorders
    Mats Fredrikson
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 985:341-7. 2003
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  23. ncbi request reprint Hypothalamic blood flow correlates positively with stress-induced cortisol levels in subjects with social anxiety disorder
    Fredrik Ahs
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Box 1225, SE 751 42 Uppsala, Sweden
    Psychosom Med 68:859-62. 2006
    ..Another objective was to evaluate whether salivary cortisol levels correlated with rCBF in other brain areas...
  24. ncbi request reprint Personality dimensions measured by the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) in subjects with social phobia
    Ina Marteinsdottir
    Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Uppsala University, Sweden
    Nord J Psychiatry 57:29-35. 2003
    ..Enhanced Harm avoidance was the most prominent personality trait. The observed deviations in TCI dimensions were primarily related to the social phobia itself and not to the presence of concurrent personality disorders...
  25. ncbi request reprint Social phobia in Swedish university students: prevalence, subgroups and avoidant behavior
    Maria Tillfors
    Dept of Behavioral, Social and Legal Sciences, Orebro University, 701 82, Orebro, Sweden
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 42:79-86. 2007
    ..The present study examined the prevalence of social phobia and its subgroups in a university student population. Demographic characteristics and avoidant behavior in educational settings were also examined...
  26. ncbi request reprint Right-sided human prefrontal brain activation during acquisition of conditioned fear
    Hakan Fischer
    Aging Research Center, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm University, Sweden
    Emotion 2:233-41. 2002
    ..During acquisition, rCBF increased in the right medial frontal gyrus, supporting a role for the prefrontal cortex in fear conditioning to unmasked evolutionary fear-relevant stimuli...
  27. ncbi request reprint Cerebral blood flow during anticipation of public speaking in social phobia: a PET study
    Maria Tillfors
    Department of Social Sciences, Orebro University, Orebro, Sweden
    Biol Psychiatry 52:1113-9. 2002
    ..To evaluate anticipatory anxiety we compared individuals speaking alone before they were speaking in front of an audience with those who did the reverse...
  28. ncbi request reprint Social phobia and avoidant personality disorder: one spectrum disorder?
    Maria Tillfors
    Department of Social Sciences, Orebro University, Sweden
    Nord J Psychiatry 58:147-52. 2004
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  29. ncbi request reprint Size and burden of social phobia in Europe
    Lydia Fehm
    Department of Psychology, Humboldt University Berlin, Rudower Chaussee 18, D 12489 Berlin, Germany
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 15:453-62. 2005
    ..No data are available addressing met and unmet needs for intervention and costs, and data for vulnerability and risk factors of malignant course are scarce...
  30. ncbi request reprint Consequences of suppressing thoughts about tinnitus and the effects of cognitive distraction on brain activity in tinnitus patients
    Gerhard Andersson
    Department of Behavioural Sciences, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
    Audiol Neurootol 11:301-9. 2006
    ..Thus, distraction that altered the tinnitus experience seemed to attenuate auditory cortex activity...
  31. ncbi request reprint Internet-based self-help with therapist feedback and in vivo group exposure for social phobia: a randomized controlled trial
    Gerhard Andersson
    Department of Behavioural Sciences, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:677-86. 2006
    ..87 and 0.70, respectively. Treatment gains were maintained at 1-year follow-up. The results from this study support the continued use and development of Internet-distributed, self-help programs for people diagnosed with social phobia...
  32. ncbi request reprint Treatment of social phobia: randomised trial of internet-delivered cognitive-behavioural therapy with telephone support
    Per Carlbring
    Linkoping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, SE 581 83 Linkoping, Sweden
    Br J Psychiatry 190:123-8. 2007
    ..Internet-based cognitive-behavioural self-help can be an alternative, but adherence is a problem...