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How is it possible that flashbacks are real? Ptsd?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Real, like dreams

Flashbacks are real in the same sense that dreams are real.
A flashback is a "re-experiencing" symptom of ptsd. They tend to make a person feel or act as though a traumatic event is happening again. The more provocative the event, the more likely it will be that it will be vividly re-experienced in the future.

In brief: Real, like dreams

Flashbacks are real in the same sense that dreams are real.
A flashback is a "re-experiencing" symptom of ptsd. They tend to make a person feel or act as though a traumatic event is happening again. The more provocative the event, the more likely it will be that it will be vividly re-experienced in the future.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Brain physiology

During a full blown flashback, the person often believes that thery are in the situation being relived.
Auditory, tactile & visual hallucinations can seem very real. Under the right situations a fight or flight reaction is triggered & old memories or fragments of memories are retrieved & become the person's here & now. These dissassociative episodes can cause great impairment & psychic pain.

In brief: Brain physiology

During a full blown flashback, the person often believes that thery are in the situation being relived.
Auditory, tactile & visual hallucinations can seem very real. Under the right situations a fight or flight reaction is triggered & old memories or fragments of memories are retrieved & become the person's here & now. These dissassociative episodes can cause great impairment & psychic pain.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: PTSD

Yes flashbacks are real psychological events.
But they are not happening at that moment in time. Ptsd is a real psychiatric diagnosis and it needs professional help.

In brief: PTSD

Yes flashbacks are real psychological events.
But they are not happening at that moment in time. Ptsd is a real psychiatric diagnosis and it needs professional help.
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
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