Amnesia for traumatic events among recent survivors: a pilot study.

  title={Amnesia for traumatic events among recent survivors: a pilot study.},
  author={Yoram Yovell and Yair Bannett and Arieh Y Shalev},
  journal={CNS spectrums},
  volume={8 9},
  pages={676-80, 683-5}
OBJECTIVE Traumatic amnesia has been amply documented in the psychoanalytic literature but inconsistently in the research literature. METHOD Six trauma were followed prospectively. Survivors were interviewed 7, 30, and 120 days following the traumatic event. Each interview documented in detail their recollections of the day of their trauma. RESULTS In four subjects who did not develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we found brief, stable, and persistent memory gaps, which coincided… CONTINUE READING
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