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What Are Flashbacks?

Here's what They can feel like


Flashbacks cause you to relive moments from your past traumas. Unlike just a regular memory, however, flashbacks make you feel like the trauma is happening right now in the present.

Flashbacks are a mental health symptom people can experience after a traumatic event.


What do flashbacks really feel like?


Suddenly I was 6 years old again: scared, embarrassed, ashamed. It wasn’t just a memory; I actually went back to the incident. I felt all of the feelings, smelled the smells, even heard the TV.

Renee' Dobbins,
Mighty contributor

While flashbacks are a common symptom of PTSD, not everyone with the condition experiences flashbacks.

if you experience flashbacks, You're not alone


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