Children with Memories of Past Life Vulnerable to PTSD
A new study has found that children with vivid memories of their past lives may be vulnerable to post-traumatic stress disorder.
Dr. Erlendur Haraldsson, a psychologist at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, who has been researching cases of children with memories of their past lives, has documented cases in which the memory of dying has led the child to experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
This phenomenon is thought to be most common in cases where the death was traumatic, such as of a soldier killed on the battlefield or the victim of a plane crash.
Haraldsson found that children with the most vivid past-life memories frequently show behavioral problems such as difficulty concentrating, outbursts of anger and an intense fear of the particular situation in which they died during their previous lives.
Dr. Jim Tucker also reported similar findings in his book ‘Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives.’
“In the cases in which the previous person died an unnatural death, over 35 percent of the children show an intense fear of the mode of death.”
Whether these cases genuinely show examples of children recalling their previous deaths remains a matter of a debate.
However, it is possible that the children in question are experiencing the symptoms of an psychological disorder.
The results of these studies, as usual, remain both controversial and inconclusive.