Last Updated: 14th December, 2020
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): A research done by the analysts at Boston University School of Medicine has uncovered that individuals confronting trauma cannot suppress painful emotional memories. This analysis was distributed on 4th March, 2019 in the Journal of Psychiatric Research.
As indicated by the analysis, this inability to confront the bad memories is because of the disturbances in the patient’s brain that could be both behavioral and neural. These disturbances further become the purpose behind the advancement of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
The research, counsels further that sound people can confront emotional breakdowns and they can effectively suppress emotional memories. Be that as it may, it tends to be much more challenging for people with PTSD.
It has been appeared by the research that patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) consistently experience the painful memories of their hurtful experiences.
Indeed, even in the wake of attempting numerous endeavors to maintain a strategic distance from such trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) patients fall short about doing as such.
Danielle R. Sullivan, the senior author indicated, “Neuroimaging data confirmed that trauma-exposed persons have shown reduced initiation in the right middle frontal gyrus, a vital memory repression region, during memory repression activities and are much less likely to successfully repress memory versus non-trauma-exposed persons.”
While experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), an individual experience the extraordinary recollection of the trauma. This trauma can demonstrate to be tedious, aggravating and disastrous for the patient. These distressing manifestations or symptoms can get incapability in patients to suppress unwanted memories. This could also make a significant contribution to PTSD’s behavioral manifestation.
Be that as it may, formative and neural impacts assume an essential role in memory suppression among people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Amid the research, functional magnetic resonance imaging was utilized by the scientists to analysis the memory suppression in three separate groups.
Analysts confined three groups, for example, – (a) those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); (b) the individuals who experienced trauma without PTSD and (c) the individuals who control with no trauma exposure or PTSD. It has been found after the profound investigation of such groups that trauma-exposed members were unfit to suppress the memory.
These outcomes were shown regardless of their PTSD status. The group of individuals who were not exposed to trauma was vastly better to manage their behavior.
The outcomes under this investigation distinctly advocate that exposure to the trauma is connected with the behavioral and neural disturbances in memory suppression.
This shows the likelihood that the trouble in suppressing the disturbing memories could be just one of the various potential factors that contribute towards the improvement of PTSD.