Fredrik Åhs

Professor|Professor

  • Professional title: Professor
  • Academic title: Professor
  • Department: Department of Psychology and Social Work (PSO)
  • Telephone: 010-142 87 76
  • Email: fredrik.ahs@miun.se
  • Subject: Psychology

Publications

Articles in journals

Björkstrand, J. , Agren, T. , Frick, A. , Hjorth, O. , Furmark, T. , Fredrikson, M. & Åhs, F. (2020). Decrease in amygdala activity during repeated exposure to spider images predicts avoidance behavior in spider fearful individuals.. Translational Psychiatry, vol. 10: 1    

Björkstrand, J. , Karlsson, B. , Rosen, J. , Olsson, E. , Åhs, F. , Fredrikson, M. & Frick, A. (2020). High Unconditioned Stimulus Intensity Results in Stronger Threat Conditioning Than Low Intensity. Biological Psychiatry, vol. 87: 9, pp. S181-S181.

Costache, M. E. , Frick, A. , Månsson, K. , Engman, J. , Faria, V. , Hjorth, O. , Hoppe, J. M. , Gingnell, M. & et al. (2020). Higher- and lower-order personality traits and cluster subtypes in social anxiety disorder.. PLoS ONE, vol. 15: 4    

Rosén, J. , Kastrati, G. , Reppling, A. , Bergkvist, K. & Åhs, F. (2019). The effect of immersive virtual reality on proximal and conditioned threat. Scientific Reports, vol. 9: 1    

Hoppe, J. M. , Frick, A. , Åhs, F. , Linnman, C. , Appel, L. , Jonasson, M. , Lubberink, M. , Långström, B. & et al. (2018). Association between amygdala neurokinin-1 receptor availability and anxiety-related personality traits. Translational Psychiatry, vol. 8: 1    

Åhs, F. , Rosén, J. , Kastrati, G. , Fredrikson, M. , Agren, T. & Lundström, J. N. (2018). Biological preparedness and resistance to extinction of skin conductance responses conditioned to fear relevant animal pictures : A systematic review. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, vol. 95, pp. 430-437.  

Mårtensson, J. , Lätt, J. , Åhs, F. , Fredrikson, M. , Söderlund, H. , Schiöth, H. B. , Kok, J. , Kremer, B. & et al. (2018). Diffusion tensor imaging and tractography of the white matter in normal aging : The rate-of-change differs between segments within tracts.. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, vol. 45, pp. 113-119.  

Frans, Ö. , Åhs, J. , Bihre, E. & Åhs, F. (2018). Distance to threat and risk of acute and posttraumatic stress disorder following bank robbery : A longitudinal study. Psychiatry Research, vol. 267, pp. 461-466.  

Rosén, J. , Kastrati, G. & Åhs, F. (2017). Social, proximal and conditioned threat. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, vol. 142: Pt B, pp. 236-243.  

Björkstrand, J. , Agren, T. , Åhs, F. , Frick, A. , Larsson, E. , Hjorth, O. , Furmark, T. & Fredrikson, M. (2017). Think twice, it's all right : Long lasting effects of disrupted reconsolidation on brain and behavior in human long-term fear. Behavioural Brain Research, vol. 324, pp. 125-129.  

Åhs, F. , Gingnell, M. , Furmark, T. & Fredrikson, M. (2017). Within-session effect of repeated stress exposure on extinction circuitry function in social anxiety disorder. Psychiatry Research, vol. 261, pp. 85-90.    

Frick, A. , Åhs, F. , Palmquist, Å. M. , Pissiota, A. , Wallenquist, U. , Fernandez, M. , Jonasson, M. , Appel, L. & et al. (2016). Alterations in the serotonergic and substance P systems in posttraumatic stress disorder. Molecular Psychiatry, vol. 21: 10  

Björkstrand, J. , Agren, T. , Åhs, F. , Frick, A. , Larsson, E. , Hjorth, O. , Furmark, T. & Fredrikson, M. (2016). Disrupting Reconsolidation Attenuates Long-Term Fear Memory in the Human Amygdala and Facilitates Approach Behavior.. Current Biology, vol. 26: 19, pp. 2690-2695.  

Frick, A. , Åhs, F. , Palmquist, Å. M. , Pissiota, A. , Wallenquist, U. , Fernandez, M. , Jonasson, M. , Appel, L. & et al. (2016). Overlapping expression of serotonin transporters and neurokinin-1 receptors in posttraumatic stress disorder : a multi-tracer PET study. Molecular Psychiatry, vol. 21: 10, pp. 1400-7.  

Frick, A. , Åhs, F. , Appel, L. , Jonasson, M. , Wahlstedt, K. , Bani, M. , Merlo Pich, E. , Bettica, P. & et al. (2016). Reduced serotonin synthesis and regional cerebral blood flow after anxiolytic treatment of social anxiety disorder. European Neuropsychopharmacology, vol. 26: 11, pp. 1775-1783.  

Parma, V. , Ferraro, S. , Miller, S. S. , Åhs, F. & Lundström, J. N. (2015). Enhancement of Odor Sensitivity Following Repeated Odor and Visual Fear Conditioning. Chemical Senses, vol. 40: 7, pp. 497-506.    

Åhs, F. , Frick, A. , Furmark, T. & Fredrikson, M. (2015). Human serotonin transporter availability predicts fear conditioning. International Journal of Psychophysiology, vol. 98: 3 Pt 2, pp. 515-9.  

Frick, A. , Åhs, F. , Linnman, C. , Jonasson, M. , Appel, L. , Lubberink, M. , Långström, B. , Fredrikson, M. & et al. (2015). Increased neurokinin-1 receptor availability in the amygdala in social anxiety disorder : a positron emission tomography study with [11C]GR205171. Translational Psychiatry, vol. 5    

Åhs, F. , Kragel, P. A. , Zielinski, D. J. , Brady, R. & LaBar, K. S. (2015). Medial prefrontal pathways for the contextual regulation of extinguished fear in humans. NeuroImage, vol. 122, pp. 262-71.  

Frick, A. , Åhs, F. , Engman, J. , Jonasson, M. , Alaie, I. , Björkstrand, J. , Frans, Ö. , Faria, V. & et al. (2015). Serotonin Synthesis and Reuptake in Social Anxiety Disorder : A Positron Emission Tomography Study.. JAMA psychiatry, vol. 72: 8, pp. 794-802.  

Åhs, F. , Dunsmoor, J. E. , Zielinski, D. & LaBar, K. S. (2015). Spatial proximity amplifies valence in emotional memory and defensive approach-avoidance. Neuropsychologia, vol. 70, pp. 476-85.  

Juran, S. A. , Lundström, J. N. , Geigant, M. , Kumlien, E. , Fredrikson, M. , Åhs, F. & Olsson, M. J. (2015). Unilateral Resection of the Anterior Medial Temporal Lobe Impairs Odor Identification and Valence Perception. Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 6    

Faria, V. , Åhs, F. , Appel, L. , Linnman, C. , Bani, M. , Bettica, P. , Pich, E. M. , Fredrikson, M. & et al. (2014). Amygdala-frontal couplings characterizing SSRI and placebo response in social anxiety disorder. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, vol. 17: 8, pp. 1149-57.    

Bergman, O. , Åhs, F. , Furmark, T. , Appel, L. , Linnman, C. , Faria, V. , Bani, M. , Pich, E. M. & et al. (2014). Association between amygdala reactivity and a dopamine transporter gene polymorphism. Translational Psychiatry, vol. 4  

Dunsmoor, J. E. , Åhs, F. , Zielinski, D. J. & LaBar, K. S. (2014). Extinction in multiple virtual reality contexts diminishes fear reinstatement in humans. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, vol. 113, pp. 157-164.  

Åhs, F. , Davis, C. F. , Gorka, A. X. & Hariri, A. R. (2014). Feature-based representations of emotional facial expressions in the human amygdala.. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience, vol. 9: 9, pp. 1372-1378.    

Åhs, F. , Engman, J. , Persson, J. , Larsson, E. , Wikström, J. , Kumlien, E. & Fredrikson, M. (2014). Medial temporal lobe resection attenuates superior temporal sulcus response to faces. Neuropsychologia, vol. 61, pp. 291-298.  

Åhs, F. , Miller, S. S. , Gordon, A. R. & Lundström, J. N. (2013). Aversive learning increases sensory detection sensitivity. Biological Psychology, vol. 92: 2, pp. 135-41.  

Zuurbier, L. A. , Nikolova, Y. S. , Åhs, F. & Hariri, A. R. (2013). Uncinate fasciculus fractional anisotropy correlates with typical use of reappraisal in women but not men. Emotion, vol. 13: 3, pp. 385-390.  

Hillert, L. , Jovanovic, H. , Åhs, F. & Savic, I. (2013). Women with multiple chemical sensitivity have increased harm avoidance and reduced 5-HT(1A) receptor binding potential in the anterior cingulate and amygdala. PLoS ONE, vol. 8: 1  

Thayer, J. F. , Åhs, F. , Fredrikson, M. , Sollers, J. J. & Wager, T. D. (2012). A meta-analysis of heart rate variability and neuroimaging studies : implications for heart rate variability as a marker of stress and health.. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, vol. 36: 2, pp. 747-56.  

Engman, J. , Åhs, F. , Furmark, T. , Linnman, C. , Pissiota, A. , Appel, L. , Frans, Ö. , Långström, B. & et al. (2012). Age, sex and NK1 receptors in the human brain -- a positron emission tomography study with [¹¹C]GR205171. European Neuropsychopharmacology, vol. 22: 8, pp. 562-8.  

Faria, V. , Appel, L. , Åhs, F. , Linnman, C. , Pissiota, A. , Frans, Ö. , Bani, M. , Bettica, P. & et al. (2012). Amygdala subregions tied to SSRI and placebo response in patients with social anxiety disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology, vol. 37: 10, pp. 2222-32.  

Danfors, T. , Åhs, F. , Appel, L. , Linnman, C. , Fredrikson, M. , Furmark, T. & Kumlien, E. (2011). Increased neurokinin-1 receptor availability in temporal lobe epilepsy : a positron emission tomography study using [(11)C]GR205171. Epilepsy Research, vol. 97: 1-2, pp. 183-9.  

Dunsmoor, J. E. , Åhs, F. & Labar, K. S. (2011). Neurocognitive mechanisms of fear conditioning and vulnerability to anxiety. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, vol. 5  

Laukka, P. , Åhs, F. , Furmark, T. & Fredrikson, M. (2011). Neurofunctional correlates of expressed vocal affect in social phobia. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, vol. 11: 3, pp. 413-25.  

Åhs, F. , Kumlien, E. & Fredrikson, M. (2010). Arousal enhanced memory retention is eliminated following temporal lobe resection. Brain and Cognition, vol. 73: 3, pp. 176-179.  

Palmquist, A. M. , Pissiota, A. , Frans, O. , Åhs, F. , Långström, B. , Bergström, M. & Fredrikson, M. (2010). Comment on "Decreased Neurokinin-1 (Substance P) Receptor Binding in Patients with Panic Disorder : Positron Emission Tomographic Study With [(18)F]SPA-RQ". Biological Psychiatry, vol. 67: 4, pp. e25-e26.  

Åhs, F. , Frans, Ö. , Tibblin, B. , Kumlien, E. & Fredrikson, M. (2010). The effects of medial temporal lobe resections on verbal threat and fear conditioning. Biological Psychology, vol. 83: 1, pp. 41-46.  

Åhs, F. , Pissiota, A. , Michelgård, Å. , Frans, Ö. , Furmark, T. , Appel, L. & Fredrikson, M. (2009). Disentangling the web of fear : amygdala reactivity and functional connectivity in spider and snake phobia. Psychiatry Research, vol. 172: 2, pp. 103-108.  

Furmark, T. , Henningsson, S. , Appel, L. , Åhs, F. , Linnman, C. , Pissiota, A. , Faria, V. , Oreland, L. & et al. (2009). Genotype over-diagnosis in amygdala responsiveness : affective processing in social anxiety disorder. Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience, vol. 34: 1, pp. 30-40.

Ahs, F. , Sollers, J. J. , Furmark, T. , Fredrikson, M. & Thayer, J. F. (2009). High-frequency heart rate variability and cortico-striatal activity in men and women with social phobia. NeuroImage, vol. 47: 3, pp. 815-20.  

Furmark, T. , Appel, L. , Henningsson, S. , Åhs, F. , Faria, V. , Linnman, C. , Pissiota, A. , Frans, O. & et al. (2008). A link between serotonin-related gene polymorphisms, amygdala activity, and placebo-induced relief from social anxiety. Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 28: 49, pp. 13066-74.  

Åhs, F. , Furmark, T. , Michelgård, Å. , Långström, B. , Appel, L. , Wolf, O. T. , Kirschbaum, C. & Fredrikson, M. (2006). Hypothalamic blood flow correlates positively with stress-induced cortisol levels in subjects with social anxiety disorder. Psychosomatic Medicine, vol. 68: 6, pp. 859-62.  

Furmark, T. , Appel, L. , Michelgård, Å. , Wahlstedt, K. , Åhs, F. , Zancan, S. , Jacobsson, E. , Flyckt, K. & et al. (2005). Cerebral blood flow changes after treatment of social phobia with the neurokinin-1 antagonist GR205171, citalopram, or placebo. Biological Psychiatry, vol. 58: 2, pp. 132-142.