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Are there complications to dissociative amnesia?

Because those with dissociative amnesia are suffering from trauma, they are at increased risk for complications such as anxiety, eating disorders, alcohol abuse, suicide, depression, and self-mutilation. People with this disorder may also have difficulty at work and in personal relationships but most recover slowly with psychotherapy. Unfortunately, some people are unable to reconstruct the memories and remain victim to the trauma.

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