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Selective Memory Erasure - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Selective Memory Erasure
Yes, this can work.  However, like all other forms of brain or mind alteration, it has some irreducible risks.  One of those is that it's always going to hit some unintended targets, because memory is more holographic than discrete.  The other is that it's going to take a fast five minutes for any mindwipe drug to hit the streets,and then you have two very bad problems: 1) people blowing their brains out with it while trying to self-medicate, and 2) people using it to erase someone else's memories.  0_o

This doesn't mean don't create an extremely precious treatment for PTSD.  Just know what you're getting into.

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From: rhodielady_47 Date: June 30th, 2017 09:54 am (UTC) (Link)
That's a major problem with modern medicine. Doctors will do their best to try to winnow out the folks THEY THINK won't benefit or don't need the treatment (and of course there will be those callous doctors who think that anyone who asks for such treatment is a crybaby and should be treated as such). That will leave behind a large pool of "gray area" people who are desperate enough for help or who can't afford to see a doctor enough times to argue their case, to try self-medication.
Just today I saw an article that talked about the rising tide of opium-based drug abuse in America. Naturally not a word was said about how the Govt has bullied doctors into either not prescribing such pain killers or into doling it out with eye droppers.
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