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

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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.
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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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