Betrayal Trauma: The Logic of Forgetting Childhood Abuse

@article{Kluft1997BetrayalTT,
  title={Betrayal Trauma: The Logic of Forgetting Childhood Abuse},
  author={Richard P. Kluft},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1997},
  volume={277},
  pages={854-855}
}
In recent years a polarized debate, often polemical and vitriolic, has seized the attention of psychotherapists and the lay public. Some authorities have ascribed a crucial importance to the influence of repressed or dissociated memories of childhood trauma in the etiology of adult psychopathology and distress, while others have attempted to cast doubt on the possibility that true childhood trauma can be banished from memory or later recovered, either spontaneously or in the course of therapy… Expand
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