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PTSD may be possible to prevent

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According to this article, they might have found an eventual treatment.

Days after a harrowing experience being restrained on wooden boards, the [mice] were given a drug that triggers a brain receptor thought to be involved in how mice — and people — respond to fear.

"We prevented PTSD-like symptoms," said Emory University neuroscientist Raul Andero Gali, lead author of a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

The study raises the possibility that similar drugs could one day be given to people after combat, car accidents or other types of trauma. The prospects for developing such a treatment are very good, said Sheena Josselyn, a neuroscientist at the University of Toronto who was not involved in the research.
The whole article goes into more detail with the genes and treatment which is hopeful.
 

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