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August 08, 2007

Healing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Some Day Soon

Bad Memories Tied to DNA -- Lester 2007 (730): 2 -- ScienceNOW

In this article by Benjamin Lester:

"People haunted by traumatic memories could be missing a few amino acids, say researchers. A new study links a deletion in a neurotransmitter receptor gene to a marked increase in an individual's ability to remember emotionally charged events. The finding represents the first gene shown to play a role in emotional memory and could have implications for anxiety and other psychiatric disorders."

This may be the key to unlocking the mystery of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, with wide implications for victims of war and violent crime.


kwrenb said...

I am loving this blog of yours!
You've got some super posting going on here. Thanks, lin!

Lin52 said...

Thanks Karen. Encouraging words keep me going!