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Dr. Missid Ghanem
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Flashbacks (Overview)

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


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

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

Dr. Missid Ghanem
47 doctors shared insights

Flashbacks (Overview)

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


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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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I seem to pass my days in flashbacks since layoff. Is there a way to break out of this?

I seem to pass my days in flashbacks since layoff. Is there a way to break out of this?

Flashbacks: Psychotherapy & possibly anxiety medications if severe enough to cause distress or interfere with daily functioning. ...Read more

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Best treatment for lifelong lsd flashbacks?

Unknown: Since the cause of flashbacks is mostly unknown, i.e., could be related to situational memory states, simply a memory cued like others with a sensory trigger (music, light, smell), (unlikely) sequestered drug being released, some other neurological cue (trauma-like reaction) or process, the treatment is not widely known if it exists. Regular primary care, healthy lifestyle &drug abstinence is key. ...Read more

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How can I stop drug induced flashbacks?

Flashbacks: First & foremost, stop the drug. Further therapy is determined by extent of symptoms and persistence. ...Read more

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What could trigger thoughts and flashbacks of being raped at night?

What could trigger thoughts and flashbacks of being raped at night?

PTSD: If you were raped and are having flashbacks of that experience it could be that you are experiencing post traumatic stress syndrome. Seek help. ...Read more

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What to do if i keep getting flashbacks about my least favorite times of my life. And then i start crying. How do I prevent all that?

By getting treatment: What you're describing sounds like you may be dealing with ptsd, and are having unpleasant flashbacks with that. There are effective talk therapies for such conditions, and sometimes medications can help also. Get a thorough evaluation with a psychologist or psychiatrist, and consider carefully the suggestions they make about helping you. Best wishes. ...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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How can you stop flashbacks?

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. ...Read more

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Can people really have flashbacks?

Yes it is a common: symptom of PTSD and they can be very frightening and realistic. ...Read more

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I keep having flashbacks about my past?

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. ...Read more

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Do you have acid flashbacks years later?

Possible: It is possible...It has happened...We really don't know it's true mechanism of action...Best never to use it in the first place.. ...Read more

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Are there any meds that help with flashbacks?

Ask your DR: To prescribe you some meds to relieve anxiety and help you sleep. Adequate sleep will alleviate your symptoms. Staying active, exercising, living each day, staying positive and experiencing good memories @ present may replace the negative effects of these flashbacks. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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How do u help someone with terrible flashbacks?

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. ...Read more

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Is it normal/common to dissociate after a flashback?

Is it normal/common to dissociate after a flashback?

Flashbacks are: the psyche's attempt to integrate trauma into the memory. Dissociation can be part of it. You need to see a mental health professional. Please don't try to cope alone. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Flashbacks?

See below: A vivid memory that is sudden and disturbing from an event in the past. Could be as a result of psychological trauma or taking drugs, such as LSD. ...Read more

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I seem to pass my days in flashbacks since layoff. Is there a way to break out of this?

Flashbacks: Psychotherapy & possibly anxiety medications if severe enough to cause distress or interfere with daily functioning. ...Read more

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