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Alcohol prevents ability to extinguish fearful memories in mice: Insight into cellular mechanisms illuminates biological target for PTSD therapy
 

Alcohol prevents ability to extinguish fearful memories in mice: Insight into cellular mechanisms illuminates biological target for PTSD therapy

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If the goal is to ease or extinguish fearful emotional memories like those associated with post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol may make things worse, not better, experiments in mice suggest that. Results of their study demonstrate, they say, that alcohol strengthens emotional memories associated with fearful experiences and prevents mice from pushing aside their fears.
 
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11 Jan 2017 - General