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I think that I made a break through (aha) on understanding amnesia by talking on FB about it as to what it truly is as it is experienced by me, not by what I thought.

Iíve often wrote that I am aware of something happens when not present, but thatís not true because of perception. I perceive it as I always being conscious by saying the lights are always on which is true to me, but the missing memories say other wise of which Iím not aware of.

There are so many blanks in my day that my mind just glosses over them paying them no mind which leads to the feeling of not missing any time or memory which is our normal.

This really just helps me to understand whatís really happening because knowing oneself can be difficult at times with misconceptions based on personal definitions and conclusions.

Is this important? Maybe it is, maybe it isnít. Amnesia has always been a tricky thing to nail down.

Anyways, ďI seeĒ said the blind person.
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Is missing memories or recollection issues really amnesia though? I was always under the impression that amnesia is a result of head trauma or an illness or episode that is neurological in nature.
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Thank you so much for sharing this, AlwaysChanging2! I agree with you, amnesia can be very difficult to describe and it can be different depending on the person. Thank you for the quote about the blind person. I find it really inspiring. I'm not sure why, but I like it a lot. Thank you so much. Sending many hugs to everyone
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Is missing memories or recollection issues really amnesia though? I was always under the impression that amnesia is a result of head trauma or an illness or episode that is neurological in nature.
Dissociative amnesia is a type of dissociative disorder that involves inability to recall important personal information that would not typically be lost with ordinary forgetting. It is usually caused by trauma or stress.

- Dissociative Amnesia - Psychiatric Disorders - Merck Manuals Professional Edition


But also with DID... alternate conscious states have an amnesiac barrier separating the full blown personality states.

Much different then being physically bonked in the head... we were emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually bonked in our collective heads.
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I think that I made a break through (aha) on understanding amnesia by talking on FB about it as to what it truly is as it is experienced by me, not by what I thought.

Iíve often wrote that I am aware of something happens when not present, but thatís not true because of perception. I perceive it as I always being conscious by saying the lights are always on which is true to me, but the missing memories say other wise of which Iím not aware of.

There are so many blanks in my day that my mind just glosses over them paying them no mind which leads to the feeling of not missing any time or memory which is our normal.

This really just helps me to understand whatís really happening because knowing oneself can be difficult at times with misconceptions based on personal definitions and conclusions.

Is this important? Maybe it is, maybe it isnít. Amnesia has always been a tricky thing to nail down.

Anyways, ďI seeĒ said the blind person.

It is a fact that we have amnesia for the amnesia. Most of us are not idiots. If we knew that we were having amnesia we would have told someone way back when. In my case I cannot remember any long periods when I was away. I have recovered some memories of the short times when I was away and acted differently. I have also figured out that if the people in my life would communicate with me knowing that I was having memory loss, I might could recall some of the forgotten stuff! Unfortunately for me I never had any close loved ones who understood the memory problem and most did not give a s--t anyway.

But this is why I believe that focusing on the memory problem is more important than focusing on how different the personalities are or how many different personalities there are. I know that I can act different every time I switch into this hypnotic or semi-hypnotic state.
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Is missing memories or recollection issues really amnesia though? I was always under the impression that amnesia is a result of head trauma or an illness or episode that is neurological in nature.
A newborn's brain is extremely fragile. For them emotional, psychological, or physical trauma is "head" trauma. This does not change until the age of five or older. The conscious personality has to develop along with the development of the cognitive functions.
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It is a fact that we have amnesia for the amnesia. Most of us are not idiots. If we knew that we were having amnesia we would have told someone way back when. In my case I cannot remember any long periods when I was away. I have recovered some memories of the short times when I was away and acted differently. I have also figured out that if the people in my life would communicate with me knowing that I was having memory loss, I might could recall some of the forgotten stuff! Unfortunately for me I never had any close loved ones who understood the memory problem and most did not give a s--t anyway.

But this is why I believe that focusing on the memory problem is more important than focusing on how different the personalities are or how many different personalities there are. I know that I can act different every time I switch into this hypnotic or semi-hypnotic state.
The amnesia is hidden to those affected because it is a lifelong condition perceived as normal. Go figure.
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