episodic memories such as specific events from early childhood as infantile amnesia. Freud (1953) explained infantile amnesia by suggesting that one needs to repress memories from infancy due to their inappropriate and traumatic-sexual content. However, contemporary researchers argued with Freud’s trauma theory in explaining infantile amnesia and proposed a number of hypotheses to further clarify the underlying causes of the infantile amnesia phenomenon.
This is known as infantile amnesia. It is a term that first came to be as result of Caroline Mills research and most famously it is a term forged by the renown Sigmund Freud when he studied phenomenon in 1905 and again more elaborately in 1910 (Freud 1914). Infantile, or an exchangeable term known as childhood amnesia is characterized by the inability to remember anything that occurred in your life before the ages of 3 or 4. (Freud 1914) (Rovee-Collier 1999) Infantile amnesia does not refer to the
In his book Des Bienfaits de la Depression, Pierre Fédida wrote a chapter called 'Il Faut Etre Deux Pour Guérir' in which he explains why it is useful to talk when you are depressed.20 Patients usually believe that talking is not the solution but that the only way to cure is to bring back the lost person/situation whose absence initially caused the trauma. Psychological pain is a human particularity and therapy is meant to heal it. Fédida uses the example of drug addicts who go on detoxification