Living with untreated dissociative amnesia carries significant mental, emotional, and physical repercussions. Mentally, it can induce continuous anxiety and mental fog, leading to difficulty focusing on tasks or decisions. Emotionally, the affected person may experience intense distress and feelings of fear or alienation, often feeling detached from their own identity or those around them. This sense of detachment can intensify, leading to a sense of living in a dream-like state.
Physically, the stress caused by this condition can manifest as chronic headaches, digestive issues, or other stress-related problems. Neglecting treatment can also increase the risk of developing additional psychological disorders, such as depression and anxiety disorders, and lead to substantial life disruptions. The impaired memory function may cause difficulties in maintaining healthy relationships, performing professional duties, and can eventually lead to social isolation or job loss.