We don’t allow them to have it

At a scientific meeting I once asked the late Professor Sidney Brandon (senior author of the 1997 Royal College of Psychiatry’s Report on ‘recovered memories’) why, unlike recovered memories of childhood abuse, there has been no ‘epidemic’ of MPD in this country. His reply was ‘We don’t allow our patients to have it!’ What he meant was that when patients start to talk as if they have different identities the professionals looking after them do not collude with this

Michael Heap Reflections on Recovered Memories . Volume 10 of the ‘Skeptical Intelligencer’ (the Journal of ASKE, the Association for Skeptical Enquiry), 2007, pp 2-11. http://www.mheap.com/memories.html

 

 

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