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Re: False Memory Syndrome vs. Lying Perpetrator Syndro

Posted by fires on June 26, 2004, at 22:53:41

In reply to Re: False Memory Syndrome vs. Lying Perpetrator Syndro fires, posted by TofuEmmy on June 26, 2004, at 21:40:12

I agree with your statement about it being time to back away.

This is a debate that could go on and on, ...

I do wish to say that my opinions have not been swayed. I don't even recall if I mentioned this at the beginning of my posts or not, so I'll tell you a little story. I've noticed that many here accept personal experiences more than scientifically observed data. Therefore the following story: I went to a skeptics lecture back in the early 90's when MPD somehow exploded on the psych scene. A went to Cal St. U., Fullerton and heard a neuropsych. from UCLA talk about the theory of repressed memories. He said that represssed memeories theory was contrary to scientific data about memory formation and retrieval, and also contrary to OBSERVED data. It was soon after the Northridge E-quake in So. Cal., and he made the point that the quake was the biggest traumatic event in many people's lives -- and they didn't have any repressed memories- in fact they had just the opposite-- they were haunted by the memories of the quake.

He assured the audience that the quake "victims" would not be forgetting the quake. Why should it be different for other traumas?

That's all. I have tons of other questions and have the desire to "study" the topic further -- I would love to see a taped interview with a DID patient when they are "changing" between ids. I think it would be quite enlightening to see if the person's language and mannerisms tuely change.

I was going to stop, but I just have to add this final tidbit : one psych. on tv years ago, claimed that one patient of hers was not allergic to oranges in one id , but was in another!! That seems scientifically testable. Would have loved to have heard the results of such a test.

That's it. Over and out. Best wishes to all. In the words of Rod Stewart; "forrrr... evvvverrr... yyyyoung."




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