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Is aphantasia caused by psychological trauma?

Karl Henrik Flyum asked 9 months ago
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Are there any scientific/scholarly sources concerning permanent aphantasia caused by psychological trauma? I experienced this myself, but have not yet found anything in the literature. Back in 1997, I lost my minds eye after a period of extreme psychological stress.

Kayla Adams August 25, 2020 06:24 pm

This, and a question about memory were my first questions I wanted to ask coming on here.

I was repeatedly sexually abused as a young child and have no recollection of ever having a "mind’s eye" and one of my first thoughts upon learning about aphantasia was whether it could be caused by trauma.

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