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Why can I not remember the incident, but just the emotions?

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Last Updated: 01/12/2016 at 3:43am
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April 4th, 2015 9:40pm
Often, the brain blocks out painful memories, leaving a person confused or hurt by an event they cannot properly recall. This is normal, but I suggest professional counselling might be able to help you recover the memories, and accept the related emotions.
March 4th, 2015 8:26am
This is a common situation that occurs when something traumatic or highly emotional occurs. I think it is because the body is trying to protect itself from further harm.
April 10th, 2015 6:53pm
sometimes it hurts you more and sometimes due to depression, anxiety poor memory loss and also the emotions are visually and more like you can't remember the exact incident but just emotions as you know how you feel or how the person feel ...that is most likely to remember and i have the problem that too ..but just visual i can remember but ...incident i hardly remember anything ...hope that helps with the question ...
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May 3rd, 2015 5:44am
Your brain is trying to protect you. Our brains and emotions really aren't the same thing. Our body in it of itself is a holder of emotions. The brain can short-circuit pretty easy, but the body feels all.
July 7th, 2015 8:42pm "The person may not remember what actually happened, while emotions experienced during the trauma... "
January 12th, 2016 3:43am
Sometimes our brains shut out painful memories, even though the emotions are still attached to the experience. Our minds are wired in a way that when the brain goes through something extremely painful/frightening/etc., it sort of erases the remembered pain but keeps the feelings involved.