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 False Memory Syndrome

Thursday July 19, 2012
False Memory SyndromeRNB's Religion News BlogSatanic and/or ritual abuse:
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.

Tuesday February 28, 2012
False Memory SyndromeRNB's Religion News Blog:
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.

Friday February 24, 2012
BrainwashingFalse Memory SyndromeRNB's Religion News BlogSatanic and/or ritual abuse:
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.

Thursday February 16, 2012
False Memory SyndromeRNB's Religion News BlogSatanic and/or ritual abuse:
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.

Saturday February 11, 2012
False Memory SyndromeRNB's Religion News Blog:
A civil lawsuit brought against a former State College psychologist by a patient who said she suffered trauma after being drugged with carbon dioxide went to trial Thursday.

Wednesday November 30, 2011
False Memory SyndromeRNB's Religion News BlogSatanic and/or ritual abuse:
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”.

Saturday October 20, 2007
False Memory Syndrome:
The therapy claims to “unlock” memories so painful the patient has blocked them out of their conscious mind rendering them retrievable only through dreams and hypnosis.

Wednesday April 11, 2007
False Memory Syndrome:
People who believe they have lived past lives as, say, Indian princesses or battlefield commanders are more likely to make certain types of memory errors, according to a new study.

Thursday October 12, 2006
False Memory Syndrome:
An Abbotsford, B.C., mother of seven is suing a Christian-based pastoral counselling service she says led her to falsely dredge up memories of sexual and satanic ritual abuse by her husband and others. In a statement of claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court, Donna Marie Krahn, 46, says the Elijah House compromised her fitness and capacity to parent the children.

Thursday July 6, 2006
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It seems that our memories are less than trustworthy, and Dutch experimental psychologist Elke Geraerts knows some impressive tricks of the trade for proving this: "We did an experiment with children, showing them pictures from when they were four years old. Some were true pictures but there were also fakes, doctored to show the child in a hot air balloon. And it was very easy [for the children] to get a false memory of being in this balloon." memories If a computer-manipulated image is all it takes to make children remember a hot air balloon trip that never happened, can verbal cues, or suggestions, lead to the "recovery" of traumatic false memories, such as ones of childhood abuse? Experimental psychologist Dr Geraerts, from the University of Maastricht, certainly thinks so, as her recent research suggests.

Thursday April 6, 2006
False Memory Syndrome:
Elizabeth Loftus has studied the minds of scores of people, and learned that things aren't always as they appear.

Saturday March 18, 2006
False Memory Syndrome:
BIRMINGHAM, AL University of California-Irvine psychologist and renowned expert in memory and eyewitness testimony, Professor Elizabeth F. Loftus, Ph.D., will receive the 2006 Ireland Distinguished Visiting Scholar Prize from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

Wednesday November 16, 2005
False Memory Syndrome:
Children and adolescents -- even adults for that matter -- may report with all sincerity that they had been sexually abused in the past or witnessed a murder or other crimes. But sometimes the person, though earnest, is wrong: The memory is a false one.

Thursday October 20, 2005
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Lititz woman says she was harmed by her psychiatrist's techniques in bizarre malpractice case here.

Sunday October 9, 2005
False Memory Syndrome:
When Ryan Fergusons defense attorneys go to court next week, they hope to clear their client of a first-degree murder charge by showing that human memory is not only unreliable but, in his case, wrong.

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