Thursday, January 26, 2023

Tag: fear learning

A Story About NMDA Receptor Subunits, and Why SSRIs Impair Cognitive...

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The impact of long-term SSRIs on memory-related nerve cell receptors does have functional consequences. Research shows that SSRIs impair the acquisition of fear memories. (Perhaps a positive outcome.) But unlearning fear memories involves new learning as well, and according to a study by LeDoux and colleagues, long-term exposure to SSRIs makes it harder to unlearn fear memories.