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Is there a way to make yourself have amnesia and forget something bad?

Is there a way to make yourself have amnesia and forget something bad?

Rather, neutralize..: Rather than forget, the usual goal of the healing process is to neutralize the emotional effect of that bad experience/memory & become emotionally at ease when the memory/thought comes to mind. On this, plenty of research & writings are out there. Usually we try bringing things into the conscious realm rather than the other way around... So that we deliberately make peace with what happened. ...Read more

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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 a person overcome and heal from a psychological trauma on their own? Or is help from a professional help always needed?

Can a person overcome and heal from a psychological trauma on their own? Or is help from a professional help always needed?

Many people can: Heal the pain associated w past traumas. Some share w family, friends, clergy or other people who have had similar situations. However, if a person has been involved in a life threatening or horrific trauma & they have problems w sleep, hyperarousal, avoidance or reliving throught dreams, flashbacks or painful memories that are not resolving or are getting worse, then mental health care can help. ...Read more

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Is there a way to make yourself have amnesia and forget something bad?

Rather, neutralize..: Rather than forget, the usual goal of the healing process is to neutralize the emotional effect of that bad experience/memory & become emotionally at ease when the memory/thought comes to mind. On this, plenty of research & writings are out there. Usually we try bringing things into the conscious realm rather than the other way around... So that we deliberately make peace with what happened. ...Read more

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My friend is forgetting things really bad. Could this memory loss be serious?

My friend is forgetting things really bad. Could this memory loss be serious?

Memory loss can be: caused by a variety of physical and psychological reasons. After your friend gets checked out by her doctor, a clinical psychologist can be helpful. Depression or anxiety may be part of the picture. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Since two years I have amnesia and forget every thing soon, even i forgot my some classmates names so what to do and what is the solution?

Since two years I have amnesia and forget every thing soon, even i forgot my some classmates names so what to do and what is the solution?

Memory: Ask your primary care doctor for a referral to a neurologist who can do a comphrensive workup to clarify what the problem is and what to do for treatment. Sorry to hear you are experiencing this dilemma. Best wishes. ...Read more

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When someone gets amnesia, how can they forget who they are but still remember words?

It's complicated...: Amnesia can be caused by physiological or psychological means. From the physical basis it can be from a focal or widespread source. Temporary (delirium) or permanent (dementia). It can impact immediate, recent, or remote memories. They are stored differently. From psychological--trauma can lead to repression or dissociation. It's complicated. ...Read more

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I tend to forget stuff like things to bring, my agenda for the day, etc. Is it amnesia or short term memory loss?

I tend to forget stuff like things to bring, my agenda for the day, etc. Is it amnesia or short term memory loss?

Depends: 1. Are you forgetful for other things as well or is it for smaller stuff? 2. For the time being may be helpful to write down to do list. 3. Is the memory loss etc worse at a particular time of day etc. 4.Also are you taking any medication? 5. Might help to check with pcp. ...Read more

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If someone with amnesia got Alzheimer's, would they forget that they could not remember anything?

If someone with amnesia got Alzheimer's, would they forget that they could not remember anything?

To be or not to be: Serious. to be - it might vary case by case Alzheimer's - even rapid - grows. So, to begin the changes might be seamless. Not to be - I can't remember. ...Read more

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140lb took Ativan (lorazepam) 5mg (single dose, 3days ago). It is prescribed only 0.5mg prn.Caused compete amnesia at time. BAD memory problems still. Reversible?

140lb took Ativan (lorazepam) 5mg (single dose, 3days ago). It is prescribed only 0.5mg prn.Caused compete amnesia at time. BAD memory problems still. Reversible?

Ativan (lorazepam) Overdose: So you took 10 pills instead of 1 if I understand you correctly. Hopefully it is reversible. Time will tell. You certainly could have damaged yourself by causing yourself to stop breathing. This could have caused brain damage. I suggest you be evaluated by your doctor with complete honesty as to what all has happened in this episode and others, you need some help! ...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