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Re: sorry, it takes a while....

Posted by fires on June 12, 2004, at 22:09:34

In reply to sorry, it takes a while.... fires, posted by karen_kay on June 12, 2004, at 19:36:23

You said:

>>i've learned the reasons for my anxiety. i remembered events from my childhood that directly caused me to be overly-anxious.<<

I'm wondering how you learned the reasons. I'll be ok as long as you don't say you learned it while under hypnosis, or in therapy in which the therapist "led" you to "recover" these memories.

I don't want you to feel weird about why I'm asking the above, so let me explain. Years ago I attended a lecture at a Univ. here in so. Cal. at which an expert on memory(PDoc, neuroscientist, ?) spoke on "recovered memories". He and most experts believe that there is no such thing. Think about it, have you somehow suppressed any of your most recent disturbing memories? The speaker said that it is impossible to suppress bad memories.*

Number 2 point is that I've done a lot of reading about False Memory Syndrome. This is a syndrome in which people can be easily led to believe that things happened in their past that never really did. Psychs some years back caused a major nationwide problem: children accusing innocent parents of molestation, etc.., because they were falsely led to believe that their parents really did do what they "remembered."*

* links available upon request

Thanks for sharing


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