Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affects short term memory.
I can remember so many memories I don’t want to remember. *sigh.
My brain also files away every ‘weird’, ‘potentially dangerous’, ‘off’, ‘strange’ conversation, situation etc that I have with people. They are often triggered and I am amazed at what I remember, where we were, what the person was wearing, who was around….
Yet, I frequently forget things that my PTSD brain does not consider an issue. My mobile is full of daily reminders.
The PTSD brain, is programmed to consider potential danger as the priority, because it already knows life threatening, severe trauma.
The PTSD brain also has sensitivity to processing noise, light, visual activity, smell etc and stress.