amnesia by trauma
by jillian bird
post-traumatic amnesia is a state of confusion or memory loss that occurs immediately following a traumatic event. the person is unable to remember events that occur after the injury. They may not remember person information either.
Memories from just before the trauma are often completely lost, partly due to the psychological repression
of unpleasant memories.
There is also some evidence that traumatic stress events can actually lead to a long-term physical reduction of the volume of the brains hippo-campus. Amnesia can damage parts of the brain that form the limbic system.
If there is a blockage in the pathways where information travels during the processes of memory encoding or retrieval, or if whole brain area is missing or damaged, then the brain may not be able to form new memories or remember some old ones.
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