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Old 12-08-2010
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Repression means you forget a traumatic event & forget that u have forgotten it.
You cannot normally recall the repressed event consciously.

Suppression means to consciously suppress thoughts abt an event. Forget but remember that you forgot.
You can recall the supppressed event.
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