Is there a false memory syndrome? A review of three cases.

@article{Kaplan2001IsTA,
  title={Is there a false memory syndrome? A review of three cases.},
  author={Ronald E. Kaplan and Vijaya Manicavasagar},
  journal={Comprehensive psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={342-8}
}
The controversy over recovered memories of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is whether such experiences can be forgotten for long periods and retrieved later in therapy or in response to cues or triggers from the environment. False memory syndrome (FMS) is caused by memories of a traumatic experience--most frequently CSA--which are objectively false, but in which the person strongly believes. Personality factors often play a role in the development of FMS. Because CSA is such a devastating… CONTINUE READING