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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?

Flashbacks: As dr. Chavez mentions, flashbacks can be a prominent symptom of post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd), a type of anxiety disorder. There can also be recurrent nightmares, hypervigilance, or emotional numbing. Rape is a trauma, and your system is telling you it needs help with this. There are helpful therapies, such as emdr. See this site: www.Emdr.Com/general-information/what-is-emdr.Html. ...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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Is it true that one can get acid and mushroom flashbacks?

Yes: Flashbacks can happen after taking any hallucinogenic drug. ...Read more