Third woman sues Castlewood Treatment Center; alleges brainwashing

False Memory Syndrome A third woman has sued Castlewood Treatment Center in west St. Louis County, MO. saying she was brainwashed into believing false memories.

Two other women previously sued Castlewood and psychologist Mark Schwartz with similar claims that they developed false memories during therapy sessions for eating disorders. [Read more...]

Jury awards $16.5 million in lawsuit over false memories

false memories A jury in State College, PA awarded $16.5 million Thursday to a woman who said she was drugged with carbon dioxide and manipulated to believe she was raped by family members at the hands of a former psychologist.

During the trial Julian Metter maintained the woman did suffer abuse in her childhood, including torture tied to a satanic cult. [Read more...]

Gag order is sought in lawsuits over brainwashing

Mark Schwartz Lawyers for St. Louis, MO treatment center want a gag order placed on all parties involved in a lawsuit against the center that has attracted international media attention.

two women claim a therapist at the center hypnotized them into thinking their eating disorders stemmed from past involvement in Satanic cult. [Read more...]

Second Woman Claims Clinic Gave Her ‘False Memories’ of Satanic Rituals

False Memory Syndrome A second woman has filed a malpractice lawsuit against a St. Louis, MO treatment center, claiming she was hypnotized into thinking her eating disorder was rooted in “repressed memories” of cult involvement.

Leslie Thompson, 26, filed the suit late yesterday against the Castlewood Treatment Center and her former therapist, psychologist Mark Schwartz. [Read more...]

Hypnosis for Eating Disorder Led to False Memories About Satanic Cult Abuse, Suit Says

False Memory Syndrome Updated A woman claims a psychologist at an eating-disorder clinic hypnotized her while she was on psychotropic drugs, inducing false memories of being raped and belonging to a satanic cult.

She claims he did this recklessly, “based partly on her ability to pay for long-term continuous inpatient services,” and told her that that if she sued, “her perpetration of various criminal and horrific acts of abuse would be revealed”. [Read more...]