Memories Of Traumatic Experiences

Evaluating Risk Factors: Traumatic Events

Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as memories of traumatic experiences — that affect you.   Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.

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In the Emotional Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about memories of traumatic experiences:
Do you have difficult memories of traumatic events? Do not include rape or sexual/physical abuse as these will be covered separately.
Possible responses:
→ No / don't know
→ Minor - I came to terms with them quite easily
→ Moderate - it has taken a while to overcome them
→ Serious - I avoid certain people/places/thoughts
→ Severe - flashbacks, intrusive re-experiencing

The Diagnostic Process

Based on your response to this question, which may indicate resolved traumatic memories, traumatic memories, unresolved traumatic memories or severe unresolved traumatic memories, The Analyst™ will use differential diagnosis to consider possibilities such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  People with PTSD work hard to avoid anything that might remind them of the traumatic experience.  They may try to avoid people, places or things that are reminders, as well as numbing out emotions to avoid painful, overwhelming feelings.  Numbing of thoughts and feelings in response to trauma is known as "dissociation" and is a hallmark of PTSD.  Many with PTSD often feel as if the trauma is happening all over again.
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