Reports of Recovered Memories in Therapy, Informed Consent, and Generalizability: Response to Commentaries

  title={Reports of Recovered Memories in Therapy, Informed Consent, and Generalizability: Response to Commentaries},
  author={Lawrence Patihis and Mark H. Pendergrast},
  journal={Clinical Psychological Science},
  pages={32 - 36}
We respond to various comments on our article (this issue, p. 3), which reported prevalence percentages of reports of recovered memories in therapy. We consider arguments against informed consent in therapy and conclude that we are in favor of informed consent that includes information about research on the malleability of memory. We note some useful suggestions from commentators, such as future research investigating iatrogenic outcomes of those who report recovered memories and investigating… 
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