Glucocorticoid-induced inhibition of memory retrieval: implications for posttraumatic stress disorder.

@article{Quervain2006GlucocorticoidinducedIO,
  title={Glucocorticoid-induced inhibition of memory retrieval: implications for posttraumatic stress disorder.},
  author={Dominique J-F de Quervain},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={1071},
  pages={216-20}
}
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is characterized by traumatic memories that can manifest as daytime recollections, traumatic nightmares, or flashbacks in which components of the event are relieved. These symptoms reflect excessive retrieval of traumatic memories that often retain their vividness and power to evoke distress for decades or even a lifetime. We have reported previously that elevated glucocorticoid levels inhibit memory retrieval in animals and healthy human subjects. We… CONTINUE READING