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i keep having flashbacks about my past?

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Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Get in therapy.: Flashbacks are your psyche's way of communicating to you that it is having difficulty integrating that specific memory in a comfortable/ sensible way. Flashbacks are very common reactions to traumatic experiences. Psychotherapy can help! most therapists have experience helping people heal from traumatic experiences. The process is safe and confidential.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

How do u help someone with terrible flashbacks?

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Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Psychotherapy: Flashbacks are the psyche's way of communicating that it is having difficulty integrating a traumatic experience. Psychotherapy can help! the process is safe and confidential. In therapy, you will be helped to recapture a sense of safety about the world and to somehow neutralize the emotional charge of the trauma and become emotionally free of it; potential benefit of meds can also be discussed.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How can you stop flashbacks?

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Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Psychotherapy: Flashbacks are your psyche's way of communicating to you that it is having difficulty integrating that specific memory in a comfortable/ sensible way. Flashbacks are very common reactions to traumatic experiences. Psychotherapy can help! most therapists have experience helping people heal from traumatic experiences. The process is safe and confidential.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Ideas I can use to help with flashbacks?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
MEDS/Counseling: For post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) : prazosin, ssri's (antidepressants), seroquel, (quetiapine) and/or anti-anxiety meds have been shown to be helpful. Post-traumatic stress disorder treatment can help you regain a sense of control over your life. With successful ptsd treatment and psychotherapy, you can also feel better about yourself and learn ways to cope. Hope you are better soon!
A 29-year-old member asked:

How can I stop drug induced flashbacks?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Flashbacks: First & foremost, stop the drug. Further therapy is determined by extent of symptoms and persistence.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How is it possible that flashbacks are real? Ptsd?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Real, like dreams: Flashbacks are real in the same sense that dreams are real. A flashback is a "re-experiencing" symptom of ptsd. They tend to make a person feel or act as though a traumatic event is happening again. The more provocative the event, the more likely it will be that it will be vividly re-experienced in the future.

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