I have suffered physical and emotional abuse during my childhood many years ago but it's still affecting my life. Sometimes I experience a sudden flash with some image that most of the time I can't recognize because it disappears in the next second. It's like a very tiny part of a larger picture. Sometimes, it can be just the darkness of the night or a cloudy day, others it can be for the image of something I had in my room when I was a child. The flashes produce very deep feelings. I can't describe them but I think it contains a mix of sadness, loneliness and other feelings I can't distinguish. The flash appears and disappears in one second but the feelings stay with with me for a very long time. Sometimes I'm feeling well and a flash appears without apparent reason and I feel really bad in the next second. There are weeks that it happens over and over and other weeks it doesn't appear at all.
Could it be some kind of flashback?
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