Scientists Find That Traumatic Memories Can Be Repressed and Restored

These scientists have only just discovered what many of us have known for decades. But they are torturing animals and want to use dangerous prescription drugs to bring trauma out of a person.

Not only are the side-effects of RX drugs dangerous, but using them to force traumatic memories out of the subconscious mind, and into consciousness is highly dangerous for the person who has repressed their experiences of being sexually abused, traumatized with abuse and death threats, or raped as children.

Memories must come out naturally, slowly, with the timing of the soul. Psyche means soul, and psycho-analysis literaly means “the analysis of the soul.” The subconscious mind IS THE SOUL of the person. If doctors go monkeying around in the mind/soul of people with the use of RX drugs, then they will be creating a disaster for the person who was sexually abused and traumatized..

Traumatic memories really can be repressed, but also restored, say scientists

By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor of the Telegraph, U.K.

“If the brain is in a heightened state of arousal when it records a past event it sometimes cannot replay it until it returns to the same state when the memory formed Memories can be suppressed and later recovered, scientists have found, in new research which supports psychologists who believe that people can repress traumatic events. In recent years the theory that people can bury events from the past deep down into their sub-conscious had been largely debunked with critics claiming the doctors have implanted memories of abuse.

But a new study by Northerwestern University, Illinois, suggests that if the brain is in a heightened state of arousal it records a memory but does not ‘play it’ back until the mind returns to the state in which it was first encoded.

However the scientists have found that a drug which stimulates the receptors which stored the memory initially, so that the lost events can resurface.

“The brain functions in different states, much like a radio operates at AM and FM frequency bands,” said principal investigator Dr Jelena Radulovic, the Dunbar Professor in Bipolar Disease at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

“It’s as if the brain is normally tuned to FM stations to access memories, but needs to be tuned to AM stations to access subconscious memories. If a traumatic event occurs when these receptors are activated, the memory of this event cannot be accessed unless these receptors are activated once again, essentially tuning the brain into the AM stations.”

To test the theory, the researchers put mice into a box and stimulated their GABA memory receptors with a drug called gaboxadol. They then gave the mice an electric shock. They discovered that when the drug wore off the mice had forgotten that the electric shock had occurred in the box, and moved about happily. But when scientists gave them another dose of gaboxadol they froze, fearfully anticipating another shock.

“This establishes when the mice were returned to the same brain state created by the drug, they remembered the stressful experience of the shock,” added Dr Radulovic.

In the drug-induced state, the brains of the mice used completely different molecular pathways and neuronal circuits to store the memory of the shock.

“It’s an entirely different system even at the genetic and molecular level than the one that encodes normal memories,” said lead study author Vladimir Jovasevic, who worked on the study when he was a postdoctoral fellow in Radulovic’s lab.

They believe that stressful experiences, like childhood abuse, can also trigger the GABA receptors to such a heightened state that the same thing occurs.

Therapists can find it difficult to help patients because they themselves cannot remember their traumatic experiences that are the root cause of their symptoms.

The team is now hoping to test whether gaboxadol could be used to recover the repressed memories in humans.”…

My notes: Yes, most therapists find it difficult to help their clients because most therapists are not using the proper form of psycho-analysis, and are instead, trying to help people with talk therapy, “reality therapy,” ‘new-agism,’ RX drugs, or by subconscious techniques that are dangerous or unhelpful.

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5 Responses to Scientists Find That Traumatic Memories Can Be Repressed and Restored

  1. susashushan says:

    Thank you for posting this, Alethea. I am generally against psychiatric drug use, and believe that it is overused in this society. I agree with you that we must all heal in our own time in a natural way. I have a new video which touches on some of this, but not this drug specifically.

  2. KevinF says:

    Excellent article, Alethea. Nice to see you posting again.

    • Alethea says:

      Thank you Kevin. I have been going through big changes in my life. Some day, hopefully soon, I will share those changes with my readers.

  3. It’s a sign of progress that PTSD among trauma survivors is receiving research attention. I agree that playing God using drugs to elicit memory is scary. But I have worked on retrieving my own memories the natural way and have benefitted from knowing what happened to me. Before actively trying to remember, I was plagued by trying to avoid people, relationships, and thoughts in order to repress egregious acts. Thanks for sharing the article!

    • Alethea says:

      Yes, naturally! We always need to strive to heal in a true, natural way. We are only as sick as our secrets. Human beings must deal with their subconscious emotional trauma, or it will deal with them. I hope to contact these scientists and tell them my story.

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