Incest memories recalled in hypnosis--a case study: a brief communication.

  • Thomas Nagy
  • Published 1995 in
    The International journal of clinical and…


Accuracy of repressed memories recovered in hypnosis cannot be reliably determined with any greater certainty than non-hypnotically recalled events. Therefore, the practice of therapists' accepting hypnotically enhanced memories as veridical, absent corroborating evidence, is not advocated. A 52-year-old woman with a 27-year history of panic attacks and sleep disorder inadvertently recovered incest memories in hypnosis. Photographs and remembered events by other family members were thought by the patient to provide general support although they did not constitute actual proof of abuse. Implications are discussed.

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@article{Nagy1995IncestMR, title={Incest memories recalled in hypnosis--a case study: a brief communication.}, author={Thomas Nagy}, journal={The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis}, year={1995}, volume={43 2}, pages={118-26} }