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Study of Fearless Woman May Prove Helpful in Treatment of PTSD

Researchers studied a woman who is missing her amygdala, the part of the brain believed to be responsible for generating fear.

Researchers study fearless woman.
Study of Fearless Woman May Prove Helpful in Treatment of PTSD

// West Palm Beach, FL, US // Legal News Reporter (Press Release) (Blog) // Sandra Quinlan
By studying a fearless woman, researchers may potentially be able to create new therapies that benefit the fearful, which include war veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Due to a rare disease known as lipoid proteinosis, the aforementioned fearless woman is missing her amygdala, the portion of the brain thought to generate fear. Consequently, the patient does not react to frightening objects and creatures, or dangerous situations as the majority of humans tend to. Read the full story on: Humans, Like Animals, Are Fearless Without Amygdala

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