Skip to comments.Study takes step toward erasing bad memories
Posted on 02/16/2009 9:45:04 PM PST by StilettoRaksha
LONDON (Reuters) - A widely available blood pressure pill could one day help people erase bad memories, perhaps treating some anxiety disorders and phobias, according to a Dutch study published on Sunday.
The generic beta-blocker propranolol significantly weakened people's fearful memories of spiders among a group of healthy volunteers who took it, said Merel Kindt, a psychologist at the University of Amsterdam, who led the study.
"We could show that the fear response went away, which suggests the memory was weakened," Kindt said in a telephone interview.
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Then, eventually erase “everything that’s really non-leftist”?
Now we need something that can erase “bad realities”
Will it take away our fear of Marxist Democrats?? .. I HOPE NOT!!!
Inderal (propanolol) has been used for anxiety disorders and phobias, particularly social phobias for some time. I think these articles and tv spots are bringing people to believe that this is some magic pill that will erase bad memories; it will do no such thing. Inderal is good medicine and mainly what it does, as a beta-blocker, is to limit the fight or flight response and lessen the emotional severity of a particular fear or trauma.
They should call the pill the Ex-Wife 5000
I like spiders, it’s liberals who disgust me.
The first thing that came to mind was the Soma drug in “Brave New World.”
The second thing was zombie and the TV presenter said it just as I was thinking it.
You’re right. I took Inderal years ago for migraine headaches (this was before better drugs became available). It did help with the migraines, but it slowed down my heart rate dramatically. I remember being a passenger in a car that narrowly avoided a horrific collision, and my pulse rate didn’t budge. Everybody else was rightly shaking with adrenaline; I could have a threaded a needle, no problem.
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