Recovered Memory Therapy

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Recovered Memory Therapy(RMT) is a therapy in which memories of abuse had been forgotten, commonly about childhood sexual abuse, can later be recovered. The mind stores real events and recreates full memories later when the memories are recalled. It does not matter how memories are recalled, they still believe to be accurate. Certain techniques are used to recreate what appears to be memories, although they may be unrelated to the actual events from the past. False memory syndrome is a condition where a person “has a memory” of a traumatic experience that has not happened, yet they strongly believe in it. This can happen if recover memory therapy is uses techniques such as guided imagery, hypnosis, group pressure, and suggestion inappropriately. …show more content…
The memories people repress from early childhood is difficult to estimate how legitimate they really are. An actual memory of a person may just hit them after something acted as a trigger and brought back memories of a real event that did happen. That event may have been pushed somewhere back in their mind in a place causing the person not to be able to remember it for decades. Later, something reminds them of the event and some things start to come back. It may be true, or it may be false. You must find evidence to prove whether it is an actual memory. Although a person may think their so called memories did happen, they may have false memory syndrome and not even know it. They could argue with someone for hours about a event they think they remember and be so sure of it, but when in reality it never even happened the way they imagine it. Researches prove that they have found both strengths and weaknesses of the human brain recall. For a person to store memories in their brain, they have a semantic process but it’s not exactly perfect all the time. Children 's brain don 't have the process as developed as adults do. After a adult makes a same connection between different zones of the brains that have to due with memory, the process of semantically tends to link new information into a memory. This changing what they think had happened to what really had …show more content…
A persons memory failure can sometimes lead to potential consequences. One way could be resulting in legal trouble. If a person was at a crime scene and was to remember the situation wrong and tell the judge that at a court case, but proof as to what actually happened was found to prove the eyewitness wrong, you could be in trouble for lying under oath. A major consequence could be the result of a child being killed by a mother who forgot to get her baby out of the car in the hot summer. As she intended to go back and get him, she became engaged and distracted in other tasks and completely. When she remembered, it was too late. There are potential solutions though to avoid these negative outcomes. If you weren 't certain what happened at a scene, sit down and write down what you for sure know and don 't second guess yourself. If you left your child in the car, leave the door wide open to attract your attention so you wont

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