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repressed memory

(rĭ-prĕst′)
n.
A memory that is repressed because of the anxiety it engenders.

repressed memory

Psychology An event that occurred in a subject's past, the memory of which was actively repressed often because of the psychologically devastating impact of that memory–eg, childhood abuse, rape, molestation. See False memory, Source amnesia.
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The American Psychiatric Association's DSM-IV, which sets the standard of care for all psychiatrists and psychologists, recognizes the legitimacy of repressed memory under the term "dissociative amnesia.
In the course of treatment the boy uncovered a previously repressed memory of a strangulation attempt by his own mother.
34) Although "in this and other cases of repressed memory we will never be sure what really happened,"(35) "there is a very real possibility that [Eileen's] whole concoction was spun not from solid facts but from the vaporous breezes of wishes, dreams, fears, desires.
There are a host of new complaints flooding the courts: abused child syndrome, black rage, battered woman syndrome, posttraumatic stress disorder, urban survival syndrome, rape trauma, repressed memory, crimes of passion, Super Bowl Sunday syndrome, and many more.
Clark failed to testify that he repressed the memory and so there was no reason to allow the plaintiff's expert to testify on repressed memory.
The eight categories of requested SNAP files include: all correspondence with members of the press mentioning either Tierney or the diocese; all documents referring to priests currently or formerly associated with the diocese; and all correspondence with members of the public "that discusses or relates to repressed memory in conjunction with cases involving" the Kansas City-St.
Reno Antonin is a successful athlete and university professor who finds himself falling into a deep depression after a series of medical crises and after the slow exposure of a previously repressed memory of one dark event in his life decades earlier.
An architectural maquette combining all the schools the artist ever attended, it initiated Kelley's work on Repressed Memory Syndrome, the pop-psychology notion that critics had grafted onto his earlier exhibitions.
But just as there was real sex abuse before the bogus repressed memory claims emerged, so there will be a mix of real and false accusations against priests, especially because there is the possibility of cash awards for damages.
She shows how the stories of the helpless abused child and the crusading man who refuses to come home point to every repressed memory which returns to haunt this novel's characters.
Clients who have been assessed as "appropriate candidates" for repressed memory work need to be well informed of the process, its uncertainties, the length and cost of such work, and the emotional discomfort it may create.