Based research offers traumatic and heart-broken patients a new therapeutic method that alleviates 70 percent of the symptoms and helps people move on
Get over the ex with a pill
Have heartbreak after the ex has left you? A new remedy may soon help you erase the grief in memory and move forward more easily.
A 15-year long study by University of Montreal researcher Dr. Alan Brunette on fighters suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder has found a way to re-edit the emotional part of the trauma so that it can be recalled with less emotional intensity within our consciousness.
The study, conducted by researchers at Harvard University, offers both traumatized and heart-broken patients unable to overcome the ex a new, dramatic treatment method that alleviated 70 percent of the symptoms and helped people move on.
The new cure for these emotional difficulties has actually existed on the market for a long time and is called propranolol. It is a drug that affects the receptors in the nervous system that are currently given to heart patients, arrhythmias and blood pressure problems and also to psychiatric patients in some cases.
Now, the study found that if you take the drug about an hour before psychological treatment and ask for heart disease or trauma to write about and re-read the crisis, you can rewrite and even reduce the difficult feelings experienced by the person.
According to the researcher, "It's not about erasing bad memory like science fiction movies. It's about interfering with the emotional part of the brain that keeps our hard feelings. Memory is like a movie recorded in two places in the brain, there is memory itself and there is the emotion that attaches to it. Re-arouse by reading the story, discussing it, diminishing it and then producing a new kind of emotional soundtrack for visual memory, so we actually affect the emotional response. "
It should be noted that from the outset, the investigator and his lab staff worked with fighters and terrorists, and already treated 400 people who were traumatized by the severe terrorist attacks in Paris and Nice. However, in 2015, researchers began to realize that the couple's sting after betrayal and traumatic abandonment is very similar to a post-traumatic disorder, and they are currently conducting research to begin treating these people as well.