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Dr. James Lin
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Persistent Memories (Overview)

Persistent memory problems is a symptom in which a person appears to have permanent memory loss. The degree of memory loss can change with the severity and duration of an illness. For example, a person with early Alzheimer's dementia will have less memory loss than a person with advanced disease.


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Can scary events cause a child to suppress memories?

Can scary events cause a child to suppress memories?

It is possible.: The brain /mind connection has a way of protecting itself from constantly reliving painful traumatic memories. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
4 doctors shared insights

Persistent Memories (Overview)

Persistent memory problems is a symptom in which a person appears to have permanent memory loss. The degree of memory loss can change with the severity and duration of an illness. For example, a person with early Alzheimer's dementia will have less memory loss than a person with advanced disease.


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What does it mean if one has repressed memories?

Blocking: The theory is that due to some trauma experienced in the past, the mind is unable to cope with it. Consequently, the mind blocks or supresses those memories from awareness. Some therapists believe it is essential to uncover these memories to process them. By doing so, they believe the root of all your problems will be revealed and working thru these will cure your psychological problems. Others be. ...Read more

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At what age do children start forming memories?

At what age do children start forming memories?

Controversial: Fetuses can recognize maternal voices (see kisilevsky, '03), but more complicated and verbally based memories probably do not develop until at least 3 or 4. Other emotional memories may well develop before age 3 that have to do with a sense of security/safety. Major problem is that it is hard to confirm adult reports of early childhood memories that are uncontaminated by later discussion. ...Read more

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Can traumatic memories be 'remembered' naturally years later? Can the mind let go? Should hypnotherapy force them out? Therapy doesn't help.

Can traumatic memories be 'remembered' naturally years later?  Can the mind let go? Should hypnotherapy force them out? Therapy doesn't help.

Forcing this issue: wont help. Therapy will help. You can remember buried memories later, it happens all the time, nothing can force it out. A better idea is to acknowledge it, understand it and see how to best move forward if such a painful memory exists. There are no guarantees you will feel good quick, but over time, it will be clear how to view the issue. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible to retrieve lost memories from amnesia that lasted for years, like seven to eight years? Are there treatments required?

Is it possible to retrieve lost memories from amnesia that lasted for years, like seven to eight years? Are there treatments required?

Yes.: You can get memories back after amnesia. There are no known proven treatments to retrieve previous memories. You are watching too much sci-fi. But, you could try a hypnotist. ...Read more

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What tips can you offer someone who wants to get rid of bad memories?

What tips can you offer someone who wants to get rid of bad memories?

Hypnosis: Hypnosis, or some form of inner focus, can be a powerful tool, allowing you to create emotional distance from bad memories. Often our memories are confabulations, a mixture of actual recollections, dreams, things we have been told, and our present reality. In guided imagery, or even emdr, we can explore our memories through our observing egos, and then let the bad go and reinforce the good. ...Read more

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Could past memories trigger panic attacks?

Could past memories trigger panic attacks?

Yes: Panic attacks are a psychological response that can be triggered by thoughts, feelings, and memories, both conscious and unconscious. See a mental health professional for psychotherapy, which can help you address the causes of your panic attacks. Very treatable. ...Read more

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How can I prevent persistent muscle pain in my back?

How can I prevent persistent muscle pain in my back?

Stay active: Daily stretching along with a physical fitness program is essential to preventing recurrent back pain. If need be anti-inflammatory medications such as advil and Motrin will help. ...Read more

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I easily forget things and im only 16. What can I avoid or medications for here please? I don't want to lose memories when i grow old

I easily forget things and im only 16. What can I avoid or medications for here please? I don't want to lose memories when i grow old

Memory tricks: First, see your doctor and get an evaluation to make sure that you don't have an underlying medical problem. There are a variety of memory tricks that you can learn including those of harry lorayne, which will give you memory powers far beyond the average population: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/harry_lorayne. ...Read more

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Every year I suffer nightmares, hallucinations, and memories of a terrible event and it gets worse each time, what can I do?

Every year I suffer nightmares, hallucinations, and memories of a terrible event and it gets worse each time, what can I do?

Get Help!: What you're describing could be symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (ptsd) or possibly a psychotic disorder. See your doctor asap. There are many things that may help including therapy and/or medication. Don't continue to suffer! ...Read more