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Is it possible to suffer a traumatic event and not even remember that you even experienced a traumatic event?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Madan Uprety
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Mind has ability to supress unwanted or painful experiences to it's unconscious.
It is a protective mechanism.

In brief: Yes
Mind has ability to supress unwanted or painful experiences to it's unconscious.
It is a protective mechanism.
Dr. Madan Uprety
Dr. Madan Uprety
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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Memories of trauma
Yes.

In brief: Memories of trauma
Yes.
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Often the event is so traumatic that just remembering it is extremely painful and "real" all over again driving it into the subconscious mind to be "forgotten". Even then, however, life circumstances will occasionally prod some of that old trauma, and the pressure of the new trauma resurrects the old one and the memory becomes conscious again. That is a perfect example of many PTSD disorders.
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