Cognitive determinants of lactate-induced anxiety

G. M. van der Molen*, M. A. van den Hout, J. Vroemen, H. Lousberg, E. Griez

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The effects of lactate infusion on subjective mood change were studied in two differently instructed groups, in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study. Ss who were told that infusions would produce anxiety reported a significant change in the expected direction after lactate but not after glucose. Ss who were told that infusions would produce a state of pleasant excitement showed no change after either infusion. The possible role of cognitive parameters in experimentally-induced anxiety is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677-680
Number of pages4
JournalBehaviour Research and Therapy
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1986


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