Recovered memory therapy (RMT)
Statements made by
We are unaware of any professional psychiatric, psychological, social worker, or medical organizations
which have endorsed the reliability and accuracy of all or most recovered memories. Many
have urged caution in their interpretation.
Early statements on recovered memory therapy
tended to be rather cautious. They indicated that recovered memories may or may not be
true. However, later reports appear to lean more towards the dismissal of RMT as a dangerous
and essentially useless technique. For example, the 1997-JUL report of the Royal
College of Psychiatrists in particular seems to go well beyond the cautionary notes of
the False Memory Syndrome Foundation.
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on Religious Tolerance.
Latest update: 2009-AUG-20
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