Researchers find antihistamine compound reduces bad memories from PTSD
By ParentInProgress on October 22, 2013
I'm no scientist so I shouldn't be surprised why I can't figure out how any drug only reduces BAD memories, and not good/neutral ones. But who cares? If it works to help those with PTSD and trauma and retains their good memories, fabulous!
So here's the deal: researchers in Switzerland found that a single dose of a common antihistamine resulted in "major reduction" in negative memories. In this study, the negative memories were tied to recalling aversive pictures they had seen before.
My guess is that they're afraid to name the antihistamine for fear people will run out to go buy it to help their PTSD (and overdose or take it incorrectly or stop taking their other meds in hopes the antihistamine would work better).
Here's what I read: