Not remembering all the details about your trauma is common and it can be a symptom of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Traumas can be difficult to remember for multiple reasons. Dr. Harry McCleary, licensed clinical psychologist and Navy Veteran, give 4 reasons way traumatic memories can be hard to remember.
Reason #1: Avoidance/ trying not to remember
Reason #2: Normal forgetting
Reason #3: Traumatic amnesia
Reason #4: You never remembered
Dr. Harry McCleary is a licensed clinical psychologist and Navy Veteran. His channel is dedicated to educating Veterans, service members and their families about mental health.
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