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Linn
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Post by Linn » Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:57 pm

swatkat wrote:thanx Linn
those links r very useful
thanx khaiy
when u say psychological trauma do u mean if a loved one dies u could get amnesia due to the shock?
is it rare?

I am refering to amnesia fugue(
I will have to see if that is correct way to say)
A severe trauma like when someone has a tramatic, violent event, and he brain sort of "shuts itself off" to protect itself from psychological damage.
As brouht ou it is not very common though.
There have been cases, so I have heard,
documented of people found wandering around years
after they went missing, with no recolection of what happened
or where they had previously been.

PS: have any of you taken any psych classes yet?
They usualy discuss memory and trauma
(at least we did in my classes)
weird :shock:

And I suppose it could happen from a loved one dying, but It would be having witnessed that loved one die in a terrible way

So there have been a few true cases (few as there were)
the movie writers love that :wink:
:wink:
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Post by in_the_uk » Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:04 pm

Lynne,

It's called traumatic amnesia. I don't know if it is psychological or physical. The duration of the traumatic amnesia (in relation to a head injury) usually depends upon the severity of the head injury.

Personal experience so I don't know anymore.

Helen

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Post by Linn » Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:09 pm

thanx,
I must be thinking of psychological fugue )
I dont know how to spell , us americans) :P
(just pulling your leg) :lol:
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