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 False Memory Syndrome

This is our archive of news items tagged False Memory Syndrome.

 memo You'll find articles about that subject in each of the items listed, even if the term does not necessarily occur within the headlines or descriptive text.
Tuesday August 20, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
An arrest warrant has been issued for Matt Pitt — pastor of one of America’s most popular youth ministries — for impersonating a police officer. Also: A look at the state of America’s interfaith movement.

Here’s why non-Muslim women in Sweden are donning headscarves. And how do you forgive a crime like murder?

Thursday May 30, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene are alive and well, and living in Australia. (Yes, that’s an item from the ‘religious insanity’ files).

The founder and co-director of an eating disorders treatment center has stepped down after four women have accused him of brainwashing them into believing they were involved in satanic cults.

And and anti-cult organization takes Denmark to task for allowing the destructive Scientology cult to have its European HQ there.

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.

Saturday January 17, 2009
Matthew Meinck:
Matthew Meinck Matthew Meinck, an Australian-born former monk, believes that people retain in their bodies memories of abuse that can be retrieved during intense deep-tissue massage, regressive therapy and gruelling meditation sessions lasting up to two weeks.

During long retreats at his property, people became convinced they had been sexually abused by parents, extended families, workmates and – eventually – each other.