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Crippling fears? Incriminating memories? Take two of these and uh...what was I doing?

Synthetic OrangeSynthetic Orange Registered User regular
edited February 2009 in Singularity Engine++
LONDON (Reuters) - A widely available blood pressure pill could one day help people erase bad memories, perhaps treating some anxiety disorders and phobias, according to a Dutch study published on Sunday

The generic beta-blocker propranolol significantly weakened people's fearful memories of spiders among a group of healthy volunteers who took it, said Merel Kindt, a psychologist at the University of Amsterdam, who led the study.

"We could show that the fear response went away, which suggests the memory was weakened," Kindt said in a telephone interview.

The findings published in the journal Nature Neuroscience are important because the drug may offer another way to help people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other problems related to bad memories.

I'm looking forward to this because we will be no longer troubled by any unpleasant mistakes and doomed to repeat them forever.

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  • BrogeyBrogey High Maintenance Santa Monica, CAModerator mod
    edited February 2009
    But I'm Catholic, I need the guilt.

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  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    what are the chances of it removing my fear of sticking my face in a pot of boiling water?

    I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
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  • Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I was watching Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind the other day actually... this reminds me of that film.

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  • BrogeyBrogey High Maintenance Santa Monica, CAModerator mod
    edited February 2009
    Sinestro is going to stop this.

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  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I wouldn't want to lose any of my own bad memories but would there be a plan for this where I could administer it to others that have bad memories of me perhaps? While drunk on rye, perhaps?

    Sorry about last night, here forget

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  • NuzakNuzak Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    sounds a bit dubious

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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Nuzak wrote: »
    sounds a bit dubious
    Possible side-effects: Amnesia

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    TehSpectre wrote: »
    Nuzak wrote: »
    sounds a bit dubious
    Possible side-effects: Amnesia

    dude that's not the side-effect, that's the effect.

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  • NuzakNuzak Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    on the other hand, this is soap opera gold

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    this sounds like the second thing you need to carry when you're on a rape hunt

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  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Maybe it actually just makes people attracted to spiders. Did you think of that, science?

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2009
    how.. how can it possibly be selective

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  • CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    how.. how can it possibly be selective

    think really hard about what you want to forget while you take the pill

    memories at the forefront are erased

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    how.. how can it possibly be selective

    think really hard about what you want to forget while you take the pill

    memories at the forefront are erased
    man I am picking up so many of these pills and just gonna go on a crime spree

    "What did the burglar look like, sir?"

    "I don't remember!"

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Bogey wrote: »
    But I'm Catholic, I need the guilt.

    It's what makes us morally superior to those who can let issues go and not hold on to them for far to long.

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  • SamtoniaSamtonia Registered User
    edited February 2009
    Science has finally found a kryptonite for the guilt induced by both Jewish Mothers and Catholicism. I fear the arms race that is soon to result between the two sides.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    You guys remember that "i'm so high, i can't feel this shotgun" adage

    it is finally legitimatized

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  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    will this pill help me with my fear of girls?

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    the doc gave me some anxiety pills

    i ate three and talked to mormons for an hour

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  • gruggrug Registered User
    edited February 2009
    i got some prozac, but i didn't need it.

    a few months later I am well adjusted enough to abuse it.

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    WHO KNEW
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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    i ate ten of my xanex on the first day

    really should not have done that

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2009
    people abuse antidepressants?

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I think you should take a bunch of these pills.

    Maybe you'll forget how to be so stupid, Fandyien.

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    it is a fundamental part of being me, chico

    i cannot forget that

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  • gruggrug Registered User
    edited February 2009
    people abuse antidepressants?

    of course, they're not good for anything else; unless you're proper crazy.

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2009
    some dude goofs up, starts thinking about things to do at home while he takes it

    now he doesn't know where he lives

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2009
    as a proper crazy dude, i hadn't even considered it. i didn't know they did anything to people who weren't crazy.

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    i never even considered abusing antidepressants

    then i got put on them

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    why are you guys all crazy. just be maladjusted, like me. it's cheaper and you don't need to apologize!

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2009
    why would you apologize for being crazy

    who would you apologize to

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2009
    Honey I didnt mean to fuck your sister

    I'm just crazy

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  • CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    why would you apologize for being crazy

    who would you apologize to

    the little men that live in my dog's head

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    #pipe wrote: »
    TehSpectre wrote: »
    Nuzak wrote: »
    sounds a bit dubious
    Possible side-effects: Amnesia

    dude that's not the side-effect, that's the effect.

    Technically, the procedure is brain damage.

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  • SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2009
    So they're marketing forget-me-nows?

    The one about the fucking space hairdresser and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister. Lego. They're all made of fucking lego.
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  • CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    BOOOOOOOOOOO

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    why would you apologize for being crazy

    who would you apologize to
    well I mean if you're on medication then you're apologizing to yourself already.

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  • JordynJordyn Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I have a fear of sleeping without underwear on.

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  • CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    i have a fear of Jordyn sleeping without underwear on as well

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2009
    I have a fear of underwear

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  • JordynJordyn Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I have a fear of...what I might do. What I'm capable of. What I might become.

    Also the underwear thing.

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