Dissociative Amnesia

Priyanka went to a party one weekend. The next day when her friend asked her about the party, she could only recall a few faces and incidents in parts, the rest of her memory got erased.

Priyanka has dissociative amnesia because when she was a child, she faced trauma. This disorder involves a temporary loss of memory as a result of dissociation.

In many cases, this memory loss, which may last for just a brief period or for many years, is a result of some type of psychological trauma.

Dissociative amnesia is much more than simple forgetfulness. Those who experience this disorder may remember some details about events but may have no recall of other details around a circumscribed period of time.