Defensive Behaviors

D. C. Blanchard, M. Yang, M. Hebert, R. J. Blanchard

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

5 Scopus citations


Defensive behaviors are evolved responses to threat, common to most mammalian species. Specific defenses may be differentiated anatomically at some brain sites and by responsivity to antianxiety drugs. Over-(or inappropriate) expression of specific defenses may contribute to the phenomenology of particular anxiety disorders. © 2007

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Stress
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780123739476
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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