POSTTRAUMATIC AMNESIA (PTA) 1

a period of amnesia after a psychological trauma. The traumatic occurence might be forgotten, or occurrences coming after the trauma might be forgotten. The period of forgetfulness might be ongoing, or the individual might experience vague, incomplete recountings of the traumatic occurence. 2. a disruption of memory for occurrences which immediately come after a head trauma.

POSTTRAUMATIC AMNESIA (PTA) 1: "The patient is suffering from posttraumatic amnesia."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "POSTTRAUMATIC AMNESIA (PTA) 1," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/posttraumatic-amnesia-pta-1/ (accessed October 18, 2019).
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