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Once in awhile I find that I can’t remember things and wonder if certain things really happened. I took the test about dissociation and I scored 72%. I feel like I am just one person though. I was in foster care and I know I was abused and neglected because of reports, but I don’t really remember, I was really young. Do you know what the treatment is for this? Could it be something else?

Difficulty Remembering

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Thanks for sending us your email. It must be frustrating to have these memory lapses and to not know what’s causing them. I think the best place to begin is with a neurologist or neuropsychologist. These specialists can help to pinpoint where the issue may be. I believe the evaluations offered by the physician or the psychologist will give you a clearer understanding of what the cause is — and the best route for treatment.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Difficulty Remembering

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Difficulty Remembering. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 24, 2019, from
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