Jim Hopper, a clinical psychologist and psychological trauma expert from Harvard Medical School. “It is not at all uncommon to repress some or all of a painful memory, particularly from childhood,” Pratt tells Bustle. “These memory lapses occur in spite of the gravity of the situation, and in fact, oftenContinue Reading

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22830423-400-we-cant-let-a-discredited-psychotherapy-return-to-wreck-lives/ There is no specific allegation that any new claim of abuse has been precipitated by memories regained as a result of this therapy. But memory researchers are concerned. A surprising number of practitioners in the UK still use recovered-memory therapy, and as more people come forward with claims ofContinue Reading

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22830424-400-why-resurgence-of-therapy-that-unearths-lost-memories-is-risky/ Myers underwent recovered-memory therapy, which coaches people into “remembering” things from their past, often while hypnotised or under the influence of strong tranquilisers. The approach is now shunned by most mainstream professionals because of the danger of creating false memories – leading patients to recall events that didn’t actuallyContinue Reading