CCK in animal and human research on anxiety

Trends Pharmacol Sci. 1993 Jun;14(6):244-9. doi: 10.1016/0165-6147(93)90020-k.


Much data has accumulated over the past decade supporting the hypothesis that CCK plays a role in the neurobiology of anxiety and panic attacks. These data originated from animal studies and human studies that were initiated independently, but the conclusions are remarkably consistent. In this review, Jacques Bradwejn and colleagues examine the evidence for a role of CCK in anxiety and panic attacks, and highlight the consistencies between animal and human studies.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anxiety / physiopathology*
  • Cholecystokinin / physiology*
  • Humans


  • Cholecystokinin