Фольклор скрытых воспоминаний

То, как жертвы вспоминают о психической травме - самая спорная проблема, стоящая перед психологией и психиатрией в настоящее время. Многие клинические теоретики, изучающие психические травмы, считают, что война, изнасилование и другие ужасающие события жизни, несомненно, врезаются в разум и никогда не забываются.

Другие не согласны с ними, утверждая, что разум может защитить себя, выбросив воспоминания о травме из сознания, не давая жертвам вспоминать о самых ужасающих событиях, которые с ними произошли, до тех пор, пока много лет спустя это не станет безопасным. В то время как они признают, что травма часто является незабываемой, эти определенные клинические теоретики психических травм утверждают, что условие, известное как “травматическая разделяющая амнезия”, делает почти половину жертв неспособными вспомнить о своей травме именно из-за того, что она была настолько ужасающей.

Однако, эти клинические теоретики психических травм не спорят с тем, что "подавленные" или "разделенные" воспоминания об ужасных событиях являются вялыми или легкими. Наоборот, эти скрытые воспоминания тихо отравляют жизни жертв, вызывая, судя по всему, необъяснимые психиатрические симптомы, и поэтому для исцеления необходимо их извлечь.

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