It’s offical. False Memory Syndrome no longer exists.
It is dead, kaput, buried, gone
That is according to the leading UK specialist on false memory and member of the UK false memory club
You can read what they have to say here:-
Normal people, with normal brains, have false memories all the time. Our brains are beautifully flexible, which allows us to have capacities like intelligence, creativity, and problem-solving. One price of this flexibility is that we sometimes get our memories wrong.
But false memories aren’t a disease. We all have them. Having them is healthy and normal. We may not like our false memories, and they can have disastrous legal repercussions, but even in the worst cases they are still just the products of healthy brains. (1)
I am very very relieved (I think)
I am pleased that it is official that there is no longer a Regisited British Charity working to spread the idea that I am suffering from a syndrome.
They may still think that I suffer from false memories but I can live with that. It is not half as bad as being accused of having a syndrome.
I should go out and celebrate!
But I also feel a bit confused. Who takes responsibility for the fact that I and others were smeared with accusations that we were suffering from this syndrome in endless newspaper articles and publications written by the false memory people?
It becomes apparent why the UK false memory club has recently created a new website with older articles ( and the S-word ) omitted.
I wonder if they are going to issue an apology to the people wrongly accused of having syndromes?