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John H. Krystal, M.D.
September 28, 2011

“Uniting molecular genetics with brain imaging and psychopharmacology - these sorts of interdisciplinary team science approaches to solving this very complicated problem of PTSD I think is a very good path.”



Video from March, 2010 - filmed at the 7th Annual Palm Beach Symposium

John H. Krystal, M.D.
Scientific Council Member
Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University


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Kerry Ressler, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on ptsd
Q What happens if someone has “blocked out” the specifics of a trauma—or it happened so long ago that the details are fuzzy—but they have the behavioral symptoms of PTSD? Is it still possible to treat them?
A Yes, they will still respond to pharmacotherapy. Right now, SSRIs remain... More >
Eric R. Kandel, M.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on PTSD
Q There is a lot of talk about how to improve memory, but what about erasing traumatic memories from the brains of people that have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Is this possible, and if so, do you recommend it?
A I do not like the idea of erasing memories. I think we can provide someone... More >