Scientists a Step Closer to Altering Traumatic Memories

Scientists a Step Closer to Altering Traumatic Memories
(Rick Kintzel/The Morning Call via AP)

More than 8 million people suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the United States alone, which is often accompanied by depression, angst, addiction, and poor social integration. Among the hardest cases, PTSD often leads to suicide. Existing therapies have a poor response rate, which is why some researchers are looking into experimental procedures meant to alter or even erase traumatic memories in order to cure the disorder.

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