Replacing Fear Memories

The human brain goes through a complex process to form and consolidate memories. But is it possible to replace memories of fearful events, and in doing so, assist in the treatment of patients suffering from the debilitating effects of posttraumatic stress disorder or other anxiety disorders?

Dr. Joseph LeDoux and a team of New York University neuroscientists think they have found a way to replace traumatic memories through therapy.

Video from the series Speaking of Science, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Anxiety Disorders in Older Adults

Melinda Stanley, PhD

Professor and Head, Division of Psychology
The McIngvale Family Chair in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Research
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavorial Sciences

Mental Health Services Researcher, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies

Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Affiliate Investigator, South Central Mental Illness Research,
Education, and Clinical Center