Drug to Erase Bad Memory is Found
Bad memories of a trauma often becomes abusive. The subsequent effects clearly interfere with the mental condition where a person becomes fragile and sensitive, lose confidence, and feel depressed.
Such conditions will increase cortisol in the body, a hormone associated with stress. The higher the level of stress the higher levels of cortisol in the body. Therefore, some scientists did a research to find a cure for stress by controlling cortisol.
According to Genius Beauty, scientists from Montreal believes that learning to control hormones can weaken stress, including bad memories.
A total of 33 respondents involved in this study. They were asked to recall the story of events that are neutral to ones that ends up negative. Lapse of three days, participants were divided into three groups.
The first group received drugs with metirapone substanc that is synthesis kartisol inhibitors. The second group received the same drug with multiple doses. While the third group received a placebos
After four days of taking the drug, participants were asked to recall and retell their stories. The result showed that respondents who received the double dose metirapone were only able to remember the neutral events and can not remember the terrible events. After four days, the bad memories did not come back.
However, this research is still not satisfying. Researchers still must learn which drugs can affect memory strength without side effects. The hope is it will help treat severe psychological trauma.