SELECTIVE AMNESIA

Loss of memory regarding certain issues, events, and individuals which is too wide-ranging to be accounted for by typical forgetfulness. Commonly believed to have emotional rather than temporal causes, and is generally convenient or offers some benefit for the sufferer. See: dissociative amnesia.

SELECTIVE AMNESIA: "Selective amnesia may also be referred to as dissociative amnesia."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SELECTIVE AMNESIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/selective-amnesia/ (accessed September 27, 2020).
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