Is traumatic amnesia nothing but psychiatric folklore?

@article{McNally2004IsTA,
  title={Is traumatic amnesia nothing but psychiatric folklore?},
  author={Richard J McNally},
  journal={Cognitive Behaviour Therapy},
  year={2004},
  volume={33},
  pages={101 - 97}
}
  • R. McNally
  • Published 1 June 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Some psychotherapists believe that certain experiences are so overwhelmingly traumatic that some victims become incapable of remembering their worst trauma except under special circumstances (e.g. therapy) many years later. Unfortunately, clinicians who endorse this concept of traumatic amnesia often misinterpret the very studies they adduce in support of it. More specifically, they misinterpret other, unrelated memory phenomena as evidence for traumatic amnesia, such as ordinary forgetfulness… Expand
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