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Recovered memory therapy (RMT)

Statements made by
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Background:

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.

Topics covered in this section:

bullet Statements from 1993 to 1995
 
bullet Statements during 1996
 
bullet Statements from 1997
 
bullet Statements from 1998 to 2000
 
bullet Statements from 2001 to now

Copyright 1996 to 2009 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance.
Latest update: 2009-AUG-20
Prepared by: B.A. Robinson

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