A Pill that Erases Memory

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    THE MEMORY PILL
    Most of us would pay top dollar for a pill that improved our memory. But what about one that did the exact opposite? One that promised to erase all our bad memories. A kind of happiness pill we could take after a painful experience that would make everything seem right again. Well, it's here. Scientists are now testing this revolutionary drug on humans - ordinary people with terrible fears, the victims of accidents, abuse and other traumatic events. And, as Lesley Stahl reports, the results have been extraordinary, so extraordinary that it already has the critics on the warpath.
    Reporter: Lesley Stahl, CBS 60 Minutes
    Producer: Shari Finkelstein
     
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    There is alway drinking! Jk
    I think I would have loved to take this a few years ago when my ex and I broke up, very hard break up and all you do is think about it over and over. Reminds me Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless mind( I think that was the name of the movie)
     
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    Its a hard one.

    I dont know how it could target just bad memories.

    If you stop taking them do they come back?
     
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    I think that "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" is a perfect illustration of why this is a BAD idea. You might think that you want to get rid of your memories...but who are we without them?

    I think that we would be far better off investing time and effort into new methods of helping victims of post-traumatic stress, etc. Rather than trying to erase "only certain parts" of their brains.
     
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    Gem is exactly right. How could we deal with adversity if we couldn't remember how we handled it? Perhaps in the most extreme of cases this may, just may, be warranted but right now I can't think of any.
     
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    Childhood torture maybe.
     
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    I lost my daughter to Zoloft. Lots of parent's did. They push these drugs like candy to our kids and I don't know why.

    So perhaps they are now trying to create a pill to make us mothers forget how they killed our kids with their little blue pills.

    Be careful what you swallow....

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    So sorry for your loss GiGi.

    That must have been and still be excruciating.
     
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    it never goes away, you live with a big hand in front of you pushing the memories away so you can go on with life and be there for your other kids. But erase memories? I can't even imagine that. Lets just become robots why don't we. What is this world coming to?

    I tell you, you do grow very cynical when you see it happen over and over and over to other kids. I make it my business to spread the word where I can. Try to deter other parents from giving in to Big Pharma.

    Thank you Truthmatters*
     
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    Big Pharma is a moster and they are one of the big gainers over the last decade.

    They need to be come down hard on.

    You are a brave lady GiGi, keep up the good work.
     

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