OMORI and Dissociative Amnesia | Psych of Play



Do you think it’s possible that something so sickeningly horrible can happen to you that you simply… won’t remember it? Today on the longest damn Psych of Play ever we are going to take an extremely deep dive into OMORI and talk about how it portrays trauma and dissociative amnesia. And also how it made me feel… Every. Single. Emotion. At once.

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Disclaimers (0:00​)
“Ordinary Introduction” (1:20)
How OMORI softens you up (3:31​)
Crossroads and Last Call (6:24​)
SPOILERS BEGIN (7:30)
Milgram’s Menu and the Paradigm (7:41​)
Uncomfortable Tasks (11:03​)
Dissociative Amnesia and Triggers (11:45​)
Lambhoot Interview (15:59​)
Dissociative Fugue and What OMORI Really Is (18:55​)
How The Trauma Resurfaces (22:21​)
BLACK SPACE and the Paradigm Shift (24:34​)
Sunny’s Response (28:48​)
Closing, Disclaimers, and Hope (30:13)

▶Games Shown

OMORI (2020) – OMOCAT, LLC
Dead Space 2 (2011) – Visceral Games
Heavy Rain (2010) – Quantic Dream
Celeste (2018) – Matt Makes Games

Lol that’s really it

▶Clips/Movies/Anime/TV Shown

Good Will Hunting (1997)
House (2004)
Inception (2010)
Baby Driver (2017)
50/50 (2011)
Fugue (2019)
Silver Lining’s Playbook (2012)

Other clips and considerations:

▶Music Sources:

OMORI OST – 019 Space Road 1979
OMORI OST – 014 Acrophobia
RyanChang – Spaces In-between [Lofi Remix] (https://soundcloud.com/ryan-chang-964401728/omori-inbetween-spaces-lofi-remix )
OMORI OST – 002 WHITE SPACE
Kerusu – Skipping on Rain Clouds (https://kerusu.fanlink.to/recollection-of-memories-ep )
OMORI OST – 093 Thalassophobia
Nanonovo – Distractions (https://soundcloud.com/nanonovo/distractions )
OMORI OST – 063 Help Me
OMORI OST – 059 Respite
Cloudy Purle – In Your Arms (https://soundcloud.com/cloudy-purle/cloudy-purle-in-your-arms )
-dingus- – Purple (https://soundcloud.com/chrisrayisbored )
Sørcery x Evertt – Crosswind (https://soundcloud.com/theredwhit )
OMORI OST – 110 Numbers
Gone Green – It Means Everything | Ambient Trance Remix – (https://youtu.be/jmeegN5Rq60 )
Mewmore – Lavender Town (Pokémon Red & Blue 2nd Remix) (https://youtu.be/5BjbbvOg7d8 )
OMORI OST – 137 56-12-2
OMORI OST – 134 Drone
Kerusu – Fading Innocence (https://kerusu.fanlink.to/recollection-of-memories-ep )
Kerusu – Childlike Imagination (https://kerusu.fanlink.to/recollection-of-memories-ep )
Ryan Chang – A Home For Flowers [lofi hiphop/chillhop remix] (https://soundcloud.com/ryan-chang-964401728/omori-a-home-for-flowers-lofi-hip-hopchillhop )

▶Research Articles Cited

Dissociative amnesia
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2215036614702792
DEFINED:https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787157/all/Dissociative_Amnesia
https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/psychiatric-disorders/dissociative-disorders/dissociative-amnesia#:~:text=Dissociative%20amnesia%20is%20a%20type,out%20other%20causes%20of%20amnesia.

State-Dependent Memory: Neurobiological Advances and Prospects for Translation to Dissociative Amnesia
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnbeh.2018.00259/full

Dissociative states in dreams and brain chaos: implications for creative awareness
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4561345/

What Is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder?
https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/ptsd/what-is-ptsd

Prolonged Exposure (PE)
https://www.apa.org/ptsd-guideline/treatments/prolonged-exposure

Original character and sketch
https://www.omocat-blog.com/post/57264870461/omoriboy-omoris-story-omoris-sketchbook-omori

Dissociative Amnesia and Dissociative Fugue in a 20-Year-Old Woman With Schizoaffective Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7255065/

Dissociative Amnesia (trigger)
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/9789-dissociative-amnesia

Dissociative fugue symptoms in a 28-year-old male Nigerian medical student: a case report
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3680202/

A Case of Dissociative Amnesia With Dissociative Fugue and Treatment With Psychotherapy
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4578902/

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