Repressed Memory or Dissociative Amnesia: What the Science Says

@article{Scheflin1996RepressedMO,
  title={Repressed Memory or Dissociative Amnesia: What the Science Says},
  author={A. Scheflin and Daniel Brown},
  journal={Journal of Psychiatry and Law},
  year={1996},
  volume={24},
  pages={143 - 188}
}
  • A. Scheflin, Daniel Brown
  • Published 1996
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Psychiatry and Law
  • Legal actions of alleged abuse victims based on recovered memories of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) have been challenged arguing that the concept of repressed memories does not meet a generally accepted standard of science. A recent review of the scientific literature on amnesia for CSA concluded that the evidence was insufficient. The issues revolve around: (1) the existence of amnesia for CSA, and (2) the accuracy of recovered memories. A total of 25 studies on amnesia for CSA now exist, all… CONTINUE READING
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