Alcohol Prevents Ability to Extinguish Fearful Memories in Mice

Newswise imageExperiments in mice by researchers at Johns Hopkins suggest that 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. Results of their study demonstrate, they say, that alcohol strengthens emotional memories associated with fearful experiences and prevents mice from pushing aside their fears.

from Newswise Feature Channel: Addiction http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/667364/?sc=c125

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