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In absence of memory of the original traumatic event, how would the ptsd person discover the initial event?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: EMDR
Sometimes certain therapy techniques over the years have been used.
Jean-martin-charcot used hypnosis. S. Freud later on continued this work only to find it not very effective. However it did open the door for the birth of psychoanalysis. Today a technique called emdr [eye movement desensitization and reprocessing.] has gotten some notoriety.

In brief: EMDR
Sometimes certain therapy techniques over the years have been used.
Jean-martin-charcot used hypnosis. S. Freud later on continued this work only to find it not very effective. However it did open the door for the birth of psychoanalysis. Today a technique called emdr [eye movement desensitization and reprocessing.] has gotten some notoriety.
Dr. Eric Levin
Dr. Eric Levin
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Dr. Paul Gilson
Neurology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Probably from eye wi
When there is retrograde amnesia, the only way to get "that which is lost" from one's memory iis to d/w an eye witness.

In brief: Probably from eye wi
When there is retrograde amnesia, the only way to get "that which is lost" from one's memory iis to d/w an eye witness.
Dr. Paul Gilson
Dr. Paul Gilson
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Different Approach
The body literally gets frozen in fear during a traumatic event.
Whether we remember the event as in picturing it may not be impt 2trauma recovery. But getting back 2that body experience of "frozen" & then helping thaw it, so to speak, may be the key 2healing. For better, detailed explanation of this fascinating theory: http://bit.Ly/1azepic.

In brief: Different Approach
The body literally gets frozen in fear during a traumatic event.
Whether we remember the event as in picturing it may not be impt 2trauma recovery. But getting back 2that body experience of "frozen" & then helping thaw it, so to speak, may be the key 2healing. For better, detailed explanation of this fascinating theory: http://bit.Ly/1azepic.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Ptsd
Analytic work or hypnotherapy.

In brief: Ptsd
Analytic work or hypnotherapy.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Psychoanalysis is best for slowly uncovering specifics of trauma but at a level of intensity that the patient can tolerate.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Recall
Great question. This is where the dangers of recovering repressed memories enters.
Many are open to the power of suggestion, especially when in a vulnerable & regressed state. Thus, it is always important that the therapist not guess at or try to introduce possible past events. The human mind will unfold past memories when it is able to. This is to be respected & should be treated gently.

In brief: Recall
Great question. This is where the dangers of recovering repressed memories enters.
Many are open to the power of suggestion, especially when in a vulnerable & regressed state. Thus, it is always important that the therapist not guess at or try to introduce possible past events. The human mind will unfold past memories when it is able to. This is to be respected & should be treated gently.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: See below...
Fortunately, healing is still possible even in the absence of the memory of the trauma.
Various therapy techniques and approaches can bypass that. While the presence of a trauma is a diagnostic requirement for ptsd, a detailed memory of it, while helpful therapeutically, is not essential... Wishing you well!

In brief: See below...
Fortunately, healing is still possible even in the absence of the memory of the trauma.
Various therapy techniques and approaches can bypass that. While the presence of a trauma is a diagnostic requirement for ptsd, a detailed memory of it, while helpful therapeutically, is not essential... Wishing you well!
Dr. Missid Ghanem
Dr. Missid Ghanem
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