Category: False Memory Syndrome

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

B.C. mother of seven sues faith-based counsellors

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.

Memories are made of…

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 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