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Social stimulation and corticolimbic reactivity in premenstrual dysphoric disorder: a preliminary study

Malin Gingnell12*, Victoria Ahlstedt1, Elin Bannbers1, Johan Wikström3, Inger Sundström-Poromaa1 and Mats Fredrikson2

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1 Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

2 Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

3 Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders 2014, 4:3  doi:10.1186/2045-5380-4-3

Published: 26 February 2014

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Additional file 1:

A schematic example of the used paradigm. The paradigm included exposure to emotional images of negative or positive valence that were preceded by a cue indicating the upcoming valence. In our study, only BOLD reactivity while viewing images of negative valence with social and non-social content was studied.

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Additional file 2: Table S1:

Valence and arousal ratings. A table including the ratings of pictorial stimuli on the IAPS nine-point visual analog scale for women with PMDD and healthy controls across the menstrual cycle.

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