ORGANIC REPRESSION

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a retroactive type of amnesia wherein the patient might not be able to remember occurrences before the injury even though examiners are not able to find a personal motive for the amnesia, like the type of repression seen in patients with dissociative amnesia.

ORGANIC REPRESSION: "Organic repression is not necessarily a voluntary action, but is not generally caused by outside influences either."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ORGANIC REPRESSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/organic-repression/ (accessed August 17, 2022).

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