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Memories are the switch buttons of information related to our learning and experiences that can be preserved and restored in the brain of humans.
People having sharp memories have the storing ability to memorize their experiences but the topic of recovering the repressed memories is still contentious in psychology.
The brain is the holder of various information stored in it in different ways in its different parts. Some memories are stored forever and can be recalled anytime, whereas some are partially retrieved.
But the memories which are traumatic become repressed despite having huge information or a massive experience.
Some researchers believe that recovered memories may or may not be true.
In their observations, they found that the trauma survivors who have gone through the extreme emotions have truly recovered memories. While others reported having recovered false memories which are implanted by the therapists in sensitive patients by incorrectly infusing the seriousness of trauma in their mind.
A therapist has to be careful before suggesting any symptom for a root cause until the cause is reported or identified by the patient.
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Repression can best be defined as the psychological defense mechanism that involves pushing undesired thoughts into the unconscious in order to not think about them anymore....
Repression is of two types: primary and proper.
While the primary one takes into account the fact of hiding undesired thoughts or facts, the proper one takes place whenever an individual becomes aware of the thoughts that had initially been hidden and tries to hide them again.
The objective of hiding our undesired thoughts in our unconsciousness is to feel less anxious.
However, Freud stated that this process can backfire at any point, as these hidden thoughts or feelings can still create anxiety, eventually leading to psychological distress.
PTSD is a mental health disorder that begins after a traumatic event. Events may include:
Words, sounds, or situations that remind you of trauma can trigger your symptoms. Symptom categories:
If you're diagnosed with PTSD, you will likely be prescribed therapy, medication, or both.
We hold on to different kinds of memories.
By studying people with amnesia, it seems that short-term and long-term memories don't form in precisely the same way, nor do declarative and procedural memories.
Memories are held within groups of neurons called cell assemblies. They fire as a group in response to a specific stimulus, such as recognising your friend's face.
The more neurons fire together, the more the interconnection of the cells strengthen. We experience the nerves' collective activity as a memory.