Common antibiotic may help prevent and treat PTSD Antibiotics could be used to treat PTSD.
Common antibiotic doxycycline may help treat or prevent post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by disrupting the formation of negative thoughts and fears in the brain, a new study claims. Researchers, including those from University College London in the UK, gave 76 healthy volunteers either doxycycline or a placebo and were put in front of a computer. The screen would flash either blue or red, and one of the colours was associated with a 50 per cent chance of receiving a painful electric shock. This happened 160 times, with the colours appearing in random order, so that participants learnt to associate…
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