Illustration of the brain with amygdala highlighted.

Blocking Memory Pathway Could Prevent PTSD

A new study reports that serotonin promotes the consolidation of traumatic memories following stress events. Additionally, SSRI medications which are commonly prescribed for PTSD may make the condition worse by enhancing the effects of serotonin.
This is a mouse hippocampus.

The Power of Positive Memory Recall

According to new research, stress induced depression may be overcome by inducing neurons which were activated during previous positive experiences.