mental illness, mental health, PTSD, recovery, trauma, therapy, hope, healing, rape, sexual abuse, memory, declarative memory

Can We Edit Our Memory?

“As memory may be a paradise from which we cannot be driven, it may also be a hell from which we cannot escape” – Amy Milton.

It’s estimated that 90% of us experience a traumatic event during our lifetime. Amy Milton, a neurologist, uses clinical research to explain how non-declarative memory (like PTSD) can be edited. Propranolol and Tetris can selectively target non-declarative memory while leaving the declarative event memory intact. This will help individuals move past traumatic experiences that they would prefer to never have experienced. This will ultimately improve their mental health by helping them move forward in their lives.

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