Nov 19 2007

Abuse amnesia and/or delayed recall of memory…fact or fiction?

It’s fact…check out the research. In a study of 149 women who had documented histories of sexual abuse, 49 of them did not remember the abuse from their past.

So, the research indicates that it is possible for individuals to “forget” that they were abused, even when that abuse is documented.

Also, we have learned from the research that when the abuse victim is younger and the perpetrator of the abuse is a closer family member, the victim is most often likely to “forget” the abuse ever happened.

There are still professionals in the field who would like to dispute this data and the discussions about the research are fascinating.

Check it out and see what you believe about this important issue. I will be talking about this again in later posts.

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