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Stops events from making a lasting impression on you, for 6-8 hours.
A pill that one could take that would reduce the brains
ability to make new connections for a 6-8 hour
Now this might seem undesirable, even detrimental, but I
think it could have certain unique applications. For
experienced professionals in high trauma job such as cops
could use such a pill prior to entering a trauma
scene so that
any horrors they see on the job would be less likely to
follow them to their home
Pharmacological prevention of combat-related PTSD
The review points to corticosteroids and propranolol as the most promising agents for future research. [xaviergisz, Jun 20 2014]
Researchers Prevent Onset of PTSD in Mice
studies have suggested that morphine administered immediately after a traumatic event may help ease anxiety felt by PTSD patients [xaviergisz, Jun 20 2014]
Interventions for the Prevention of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Adults After Exposure to Psychological Trauma
Several drugs have been studied for PTSD prevention including propranolol, morphine, glucocorticoids, and selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). [xaviergisz, Jun 20 2014]
memory transcription can only occur if Chromatins native structure is disrupted. Possible to do this with light therapy like in just like in Hanibal! [bob, Jun 20 2014]
||So, essentially an anesthetic, but one that allows
you to remain functional, with all your skills intact
and fully operational?
||Any idea on how this could actually be achieved?
||Using medication to prevent PTSD is an idea that I've seen several times over the past few years.
||umm.... isn't there a drug that when you take it and talk about a traumatic event, it lessens the memory ? or disconnects the emotions a bit, or something.... or it was a story.
||Sounds like a great drug to take if you want to kill people and not care. Not sure I want to fund this research.
||Thanks xaviergiz, i didn't conduct any research prior
to posting. I suppose PTSD was top of mind, but I also
was thinking of the formative effects of stressful
environments on ones personality. Those that do
thieve in these environment sometimes become a bit
too hard, a bit too callused and may tend to prejudge
the people they have to interact with. and there
must be some way of treating that.
||My idea, would be to give a pill to people prior to
entering an even they know will be traumatic,that
would prevent them from making any mental
connections to the things the saw. I see the problem
in this would be that sometimes, the need to be able
to recall every vivid detail of the even they
witnessed.. but perhaps video cameras will make it
so this is no longer the case.
||to custardguts: no it wouldn't stop you from feeling
things, during an event, it would only avoid you
being scarred by the event after. If you are worried
about the potential for abuse, keep in mind that
most medications are hazily restricted, perhaps even
more than guns are.
||Im hoping this will remain sans M-f-d I think even if
its partially baked, its a valid topic for discussion,
and perhaps an idea worth refining by others.
||Can we mark stuff with a different Beach Boys song? I suggest MFGV for a start.
||Sounds to me like you are trying to interfere with the formation of
short-term memory (in order to prevent it from becoming a long-term
memory). I thought there already existed drugs that can do this
||I'm sure I read a novel in which a plot element was
retrograde amnesia. A blow to the head
(supposedly) can cause an amnesia which covers a
short time before the blow. Probably not reliable,
and not suitable for repeated application.
||I'd comment but for some reason I can't. I just took this
pill and I'm feeling very...
||The question is how well will people cope with a
number of chunks of their lives they have no memory
of? Due to surgery and other medical procedures I've
got 'gaps' in my memory covering periods I know I was
conscious and functioning for but have no memory
of. It feels very odd remembering the times around
||" i didn't conduct any research prior to posting "
||Added a link. Also found long term memories are
formed by the hyppocampus. so If we can fitn some
way to knock that out for a while we should be all
||//The question is how well will people cope with a
number of chunks of their lives they have no
memory of? // That's most of my life, and so far it
has worked out quite well. If I want to know what I
was doing, I can always buy a paper.