Traumatic Amnesia, Repression, and Hippocampus Injury Due to Emotional Stress, Corticosteroids and Enkephalins

  title={Traumatic Amnesia, Repression, and Hippocampus Injury Due to Emotional Stress, Corticosteroids and Enkephalins},
  author={R Joseph},
  journal={Child Psychiatry and Human Development},
  • R. Joseph
  • Published 1998
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Child Psychiatry and Human Development
The role of stress, arousal, emotional trauma, and corticosteroid and enkephalin secretion on memory and the hippocampus, and the development of traumatic amnesia and repressed memory syndrome are detailed. Animal and human studies are reviewed. Trauma-induced memory deficits appear to be secondary to abnormal neocortical and hippocampal arousal, and corticosteroid and enkephalin secretion which can induce atrophy or seizures within the hippocampus, suppress hippocampal theta activity and long… Expand
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