Does anyone else’s PTSD cause them more severe memory loss and distractibility? I also have ADHD and it feels like it’s dialed to 100 after the event that caused the PTSD. I am in the process of going to therapy for it but in between sessions I feel like I need to do something, anything to help me be less forgetful daily.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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  • Kyler


    Yes !

  • opposum


    absolutely!!! i was really worried about this, but your post made me feel less alone. thank you!! ❤️

  • Anika


    You aren’t alone! I’m right there with ya

  • HottyMcThotty


    Me too. Once I’ve dissociated, I can’t focus to save my life. And then I feel guilty and worry about how others are perceiving me, which just makes my anxiety skyrocket 😅

  • AeL


    I can barely remember my childhood (verbally abusive dad) and still have issues remembering anything these days, especially in a situation with authoritative people. I also will definitely completely zone out into a fog of imaging what he could yell at me about, especially when I’m stressed

  • Mikey.2


    Yes I've been there I usually ask my close friends to remind me what we were talking about, and my aunt recommended journaling to remember the day.

  • Chumky


    Jesús i never related to a question so much in my life.

  • ProjectSys


    yes! my memory loss includes most all of my childhood, but isnt limited to that with day to day life being forgotten when the day's over

  • Speedyk


    I feel the exact same way

  • Sedo


    I have c-ptsd and TBI. It effects my memory and ability to focus greatly.

  • edenannes


    Absolutely, I'm glad I'm not the only one. I already have memory problems due to depressive disorder and dissociation, and ptsd has made them 10x worse

  • QuinnS


    Yup! I process things out loud so I can hear it and maybe remember it better. Have grace with yourself when you do forget, it’s not your fault

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