03 July 2007

New Drug Deletes Bad Memories

Do you have a really bad memory, or past heartache, that you would prefer to forget? Maybe a one-night-stand or a bad day at work when you told your boss to go F himself? Or maybe the night you threw a cinderblock covered in cat ish through your ex's window?

Well, fear not for researchers at Harvard are working on an amnesia drug that blocks or deletes bad memories. The technique seems to allow psychiatrists to disrupt the biochemical pathways that allow a memory to be recalled.

In a new study, published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, the drug propranolol is used along with therapy to "dampen" memories of trauma victims.

Unfortunately, research on another new drug that won't make me nervous wondering what to do; one that makes me feel like I feel when I'm with you; when I'm alone with you has been put on the backburner for the time being.

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