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Can flashbacks cause you to have memory loss?

Can flashbacks cause you to have memory loss?

No just temp amnesia: Depends on level of ptsd and if it was accompanied by tbi and if there is already a brain and psych condition or existing hard question to answer but can hypothesize that the ptsd can can so severe that the person can stay preoccupied and consumed by it may also cause organic changes in hippocampus and amydgla and other area which are studied for CRF research for trauma join us for latest research. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...Read more


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Can flashbacks precede short term memory loss?

Can flashbacks precede short term memory loss?

NO !: There is no relationship. Short term memory loss may be due to lack of concentration or stress unless it is persistent or progressive. ...Read more

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I'm still having flashbacks and memory loss. What kind of doc should I see?

Flashbacks: You would likely benefit from seeing an experienced mental health professional, ask your doctor for a referral. Best. ...Read more

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Do you get more random memory flashbacks when you are tired and wanting sleep?

Do you get more random memory flashbacks when you are tired and wanting sleep?

Brain wave knowledge: It is good to know about brain at least like your computer as i call it my 2 pound computer so we have 4 kinds of brain waves beta waves 14-28cps awake 19 is healthy 14 relax above 19 u r jittery Alpha is when u r extremely relaxed going to sleep 7-14 then theta 4-7 then delta 0-4 brain has rem and nrem which it alternates all night the flash back will not allow brain to tap in deep sleep so tired. ...Read more

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Does getting a lotta memory flashbacks, mean I am depressed?

Does getting a lotta memory flashbacks, mean I am depressed?

No: You did not specify bad or good memories, , i will assume bad. Lots suggests it is getting in the way of your functioning suggests an anxiety disorder that could likely benefit from treatment, counseling and possibly medication. ...Read more

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"cell memory" for past trauma? Can a body actually remember pain from 3-5 yrs? Had severe pain during a flashback of sex abuse..

"cell memory" for past trauma? Can a body actually remember pain from 3-5 yrs? Had severe pain during a flashback of sex abuse..

Yes: Your body can "remember" past trauma even from childhood. It may not come in the form of coherent, conscious statements but would be more likely in the form of symptoms like body pain. Muscle tension and even habitual physical postures can happen too. Hopefully you're working in psychotherapy with someone familiar with somatic experiencing, emdr, and cognitive processing. Be well. ...Read more

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1 year ago i had no memory of abuse. I now have severe flashbacks, dissociation, alters, depression ptsd. Pls tell me it gets better, i've lost hope.

1 year ago i had no memory of abuse. I now have severe flashbacks, dissociation, alters, depression ptsd. Pls tell me it gets better, i've lost hope.

PTSD: What you are describing are classical symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder or ptsd. It is a treatable condition and you will get better. The best treatment is combination of medications (ssris) with therapy. I would strongly suggest that you see a psychiatrist for consultation. ...Read more

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What causes flashbacks if they are not traumatic? Could it be deja vu?

Brain is fascinating: Think of brain as two.Pound computer with mega data processing capabilities not known to neuroscientist yet though we claim amydgla and hippocampus have become the focus of research as more vets r coming with flash backs some with and without trauma. Brain is much more complicated and registers every second in a memory in a digital file appears as flashback join us with patrick kennedynext week. ...Read more

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What can cause 'regression to childhood', dissociation, and flashbacks?

What can cause 'regression to childhood', dissociation, and flashbacks?

Childhood abuse: Can lead to many symptoms, including the ones you mentioned. ...Read more

Dr. Missid Ghanem
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Flashbacks (Definition)

A vivid memory that is sudden and disturbing from an event in the past. Could be as a result of psychological trauma or taking ...Read more


Dr. Paul Gilson
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Amnesia (Definition)

Amnesia is a condition where you are unable to remember new events (anterograde amnesia) and/or you ...Read more