“Suppressing Traumatic Memories Can Cause Amnesia, Research Suggests”

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Research on how the suppression of traumatic memories can reduce our ability to form new memories has implications for such controversial trauma-related phenomena as suppressed memories and Dissociative Identity Disorder. A study in Nature Communications finds that “If you are motivated to try to prevent yourself from reliving a flashback of that initial trauma, anything that you experience around the period of time of suppression tends to get sucked up into this black hole as well,” Dr Justin Hulbert, one of the study’s authors, told the Guardian.

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  1. I don’t know if they’re actually doing the right thing in regards to PTSD, for war veterans. But, certainly the psychiatric and psychological communities are doing absolutely the wrong thing when it comes to child abuse and ACEs survivors, given the reality that 2/3s of all so called “schizophrenics” today are actually child abuse and ACEs survivors, who have had their concerns and symptoms of child abuse claimed to be “psychosis,” denied, and then suppressed with neuroleptic prescriptions.

    http://psychcentral.com/news/2006/06/13/child-abuse-can-cause-schizophrenia/18.html

    Especially given the reality that the neuroleptic drugs can create the negative symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome. And they can create the positive symptoms of “schizophrenia,” via the central symptoms of neuroleptic induced anticholinergic intoxication syndrome. And since neither neuroleptic induced syndrome is listed as a billable DSM disorder, out of sight out of mind, the psychiatrists and psychologists will always misdiagnose these neuroleptic induced symptoms as one of the billable “psychotic” disorders, while profiteering off of denying and covering up child abuse.

    Hope the psychiatric and psychological professions get out of the business of denying and covering up child abuse soon. Since this article is evidence that profiteering off of denying and covering up child abuse is even more harmful to the child abuse victims than previously believed.

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