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Lauren is describing going through a range of emotions following the September 11 attacks. As a result of her intense emotions, she is able to recall the even very clearly.

Lets apply this to a clinical situation. How could the impact that emotions have on memory affect a client who is experiencing PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder)?

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In a clinical situation with a client who has PTSD, the individual will have a range of emotions and memory will not work as well. For example, when recalling the events, the person will have flashbacks, but will recall only certain events but not all of them. These flashbacks will make him or her ...

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This solution discussed a scenario and ways PTSD can affect an individual in their recovery from such an event.