Crisis or Creation? A Systematic Examination of False Memory Syndrome

@article{Dallam2000CrisisOC,
  title={Crisis or Creation? A Systematic Examination of False Memory Syndrome},
  author={S. Dallam},
  journal={Journal of Child Sexual Abuse},
  year={2000},
  volume={9},
  pages={36 - 9}
}
  • S. Dallam
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
SUMMARY In 1992, the False Memory Syndrome Foundation (FMSF), an advocacy organization for people claiming to be falsely accused of sexual abuse, announced the discovery of a new syndrome involving iatrogenically created false memories of childhood sexual abuse. This article critically examines the assumptions underlying “False Memory Syndrome” to determine whether there is sufficient empirical evidence to support it as a valid diagnostic construct. Epidemiological evidence is also examined to… Expand
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