posted on Apr, 12 2013 @ 05:38 PM
reply to post by Bluesma
Actually, a pretty significant percentage of child sexual abuse and incest cases are not real- they are false memories. (there are many psychological
mechanisms that cause this) But
Any have statistics to prove this? How were these statistics collected and what methodology was used?
"False memory syndrome is defined as:
[A] condition in which a person's identity and interpersonal relationships are centered around a memory of traumatic experience which is
objectively false but in which the person strongly believes. Note that the syndrome is not characterized by false memories as such. We all have
memories that are inaccurate. Rather, the syndrome may be diagnosed when the memory is so deeply ingrained that it orients the individual's entire
personality and lifestyle, in turn disrupting all sorts of other adaptive behavior...False Memory Syndrome is especially destructive because the
person assiduously avoids confrontation with any evidence that might challenge the memory. Thus it takes on a life of its own, encapsulated and
resistant to correction. The person may become so focused on memory that he or she may be effectively distracted from coping with the real problems in
his or her life. Emphasis in original
The concept of FMS has proven controversial, and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders does not include it. Paul R.
McHugh, member of the FMSF, stated that the term was not adopted into the fourth version of the manual due to the pertinent committee being headed by
believers in recovered memory."
Note the above
So we have a group of "professionals" who fall into the categories of beleivers as opposed to unbeleivers
was not adopted into the fourth version of the manual due to the pertinent committee being headed by believers in recovered memory."
When it comes to the victim, it doesn't matter whether it really happened or not. Real or imagined, it has the SAME effects in the long term. The
same psychologcial damage, blockages, fears, defenses, etc.
One of the things a mental healthcare professional learns to do is suspend judgement and simply be receptive. That is actually very hard for many
people to do. Sometimes it is what we need most though. Something my shrink parents explained to me long ago and that stuck in my head was that
True. But and just as a thought experiment let us consider.
A "psych" has a vested interest. Do you think all psychs come from a neutral position. What if a large enough group of victims pointed to something
grand akin to an agenda or the simple evil sexual gratification of perpetrators in "high places" preying. An evil so horrible that the mind of the
common man shuts down and doesnt know how to deal with the idea of a hidden group of those in power "feeding"
Would not a psych be employed to first of all come up with the idea of " a false memory " as a subjective label, then label the victim as such, and
then "offer treatment" You see how the victim is further ensnared by the perpetrator.
Now when I see "professional learn to do" in the above all it tells me is that a professional is one who belongs to an organiztion/beleif system
that adheres to a doctrine of consensus thinking. They have studied, got the qualifications and the letters after their name but at the end of the day
they belong to a mindset that deals with the subjective mind in ways that "doesnt rock the boat" or bring "disrepute" to their professional
Ah, I don't know. When I had strange experiences, I went to a shrink. I didn't ask strangers on the internet to help me. There are times when real
human contact and presence is preferable to a computer screen.
And a shrink at first is not a stranger? One cannot ignore the benefit of face to face contact for help. But doing own research and canvassing a wide
range of views cannot hurt and in fact may bring a wider perspective Remember that the minute you walk into a psychiatrists room you are labelled