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A 37-year-old member asked:

How can a person know if a traumatic memory is false or real?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Confirmation: There are "therapists" who will try to evoke these memories and then tell you they are real and that remembering them will heal you. This is not evidence-based and is rejected by most scientific practitioners; it has caused terrible problems for families. If you had the memory with your others before treatment, you remember details & it makes sense, it's probably real. But look forward, not back.
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Last updated Jun 24, 2013
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