Drugs that weaken traumatic memories hold promise for PTSD treatment

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ScienceDaily: Stress News
Drugs that weaken traumatic memories hold promise for PTSD treatment
Memories of traumatic events often last a lifetime because they are so difficult to treat through behavioral approaches. A preclinical study reveals that drugs known as histone deacetylase inhibitors can enhance the brain’s ability to permanently replace old traumatic memories with new memories, opening promising avenues for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and other anxiety disorders.

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