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Even though post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is triggered by a stressful incident, it is really a disease of memory. The problem isn’t the trauma—it’s that the trauma can’t be forgotten. Most memories, and their associated emotions, fade with time. But PTSD memories remain horribly intense, bleeding into the present and ruining the future. So, in theory, the act of sharing those memories is an act of forgetting them.
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Everyone struggles to come up with a name once in a while. But how can you tell if it’s more serious? One symptom alone does not necessarily indicate that a person has Alzheimer’s or dementia. There are many other causes of memory loss, including vitamin B12 deficiency, and brain, thyroid, kidney, or liver disorders.
Taking notes during class? Topic-focused study? A consistent learning environment? All are exactly opposite of the best strategies for learning.
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