PTSD Amnesia is common with people who have trauma. It fogs out memories and you have no conscious memories of trauma and life events. Most of my childhood and a lot of memories around trauma are gone. You would think that after 2 months in the hospital I would remember going home - nope. Going back to school and seeing friends - no. Teens after the accident? Bits and pieces.
So, this has been coming up for me in therapy. My memories of my childhood seem largely intact, no different than most people, right up until a traumatic event. I can clearly remember part of that event, how it started, but my memories just completely cut out right in the middle. There was a particular part of that traumatic event that I have zero memory of. I’ve seen photographic proof, otherwise I would swear it didn’t happen. My memories pick up again about 7 or 8 months later, but there’s this big empty space that I just can’t account for.