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How Does Trauma Affect Memory?

Traumatic Memories Remembering traumatic events is in some ways beneficial. For example, it allows us to review the experience and learn from it. Also, by replaying the event/s, its/their emotional charge is diminished. However, sometimes the process breaks down and… Read more

What Is The Difference Between Flashbacks And Intrusive Memories?

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If, as adults, we are suffering from complex posttraumatic stress disorder as a result of our childhood experiences we may, in the absence of effective therapy, be very prone to experiencing both distressing intrusive memories and frightening flashbacks. But what… Read more

Failure Of Information Processing At Core Of PTSD

Research suggests (for examples, see below) that traumatic memories are not stored in the normal way (this theory was initially proposed by the psychologist and philosopher Pierre Janet) but non-linguistically as feelings / emotions and sensations (e.g. images, sounds, smells). … Read more

Trauma Triggers : Definition And Examples

TRAUMA TRIGGERS are events/occurrences that remind us (on either a conscious or unconscious level) of our original traumatic experiences causing us to feel extreme distress similar to that  felt at the time of that original trauma. We are particularly likely… Read more

Responding and Adjusting to the Effects of Trauma : Five Stages

One of the world’s leading experts on the effects of traumatic experience is the psychologist Mardi Horowitz, and it is he who proposed the five stage model of how we respond and adjust to traumatic experience. The five stages that… Read more

How to Cope with Difficult Memories, Part One.

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In a previous post, I wrote about traumatic memories and talked about how psychologists have divided them into two types: 1) Flashbacks 2) Intrusive memories Such memories can be very painful and emotionally distressing, and, according to Ehlers et al.… Read more
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