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Advances of  role of glutamate in anxiety disorder

LI Meng-yao1,2, WU Yan2, DU Ya-song2   

  1. 1.Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200025, China; 2.Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200030, China
  • Online:2014-04-28 Published:2014-05-13
  • Supported by:

    Foundation of Shanghai Municipal Health Bureau, 2011303


The anxiety disorder is one of the most common mental disorders in clinical practice. The role of glutamate neurotransmitters in the development and treatment of anxiety disorder is being increasingly studied in recent years. This paper reviews the progresses of the mechanism of glutamine on the anxiety disorder and the clinical researches on medication related to the glutamine pathway.

Key words: anxiety disorder, glutamine, excitatory neurotransmitter, conditional fear