Debunking Myths about Trauma and Memory

@article{McNally2005DebunkingMA,
  title={Debunking Myths about Trauma and Memory},
  author={Richard J McNally},
  journal={The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={50},
  pages={817 - 822}
}
  • R. McNally
  • Published 1 November 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
How trauma victims remember—or forget—their most horrific experiences lies at the heart of the most bitter controversy in psychiatry and psychology in recent times. Whereas experts maintain that traumatic events—those experienced as overwhelmingly terrifying at the time of their occurrence—are remembered all too well, traumatic amnesia theorists disagree. Although these theorists acknowledge that trauma is often seemingly engraved on memory, they nevertheless maintain that a significant… Expand
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