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Disrupting Reconsolidation of Fear Memory in Humans by a Noradrenergic β-Blocker

DOI :

10.3791/52151-v

8:32 min

December 18th, 2014

December 18th, 2014

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1Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Amsterdam

Disrupting reconsolidation is a promising approach to dampen the behavioral expression of fear memory in patients with anxiety disorders or posttraumatic stress disorder. In a series of human fear conditioning studies we showed that disrupting reconsolidation by the noradrenergic β-blocker propranolol is very effective in erasing conditioned fear responding.

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