Repressed Memories reliable? Or Hurtful?


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Yin And Yang Profile
Yin And Yang answered

I think it is a little of both. It is usually reliable because it was a memory so painful it has to be repressed but if the memory is not delt with in a healthy manner then it becomes hurtful in my opinion. 

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Jann Nikka
Jann Nikka commented
I left a some comments, so we could discuss my questions but the mods delete them ;(
Yin And Yang
Yin And Yang commented
I am so sorry my friend. :0(
Jann Nikka
Jann Nikka commented
Yin, it was just about a story I had watched on TV, to ask this question, there was nothing bad or inappropriate about my comments. I was just going to ask you what you thought about the show. Thank you
Zack -  Mr. GenXer Profile

You have no idea how hurtful they are, but then again you may have an idea.

AnnNettie Paradise Profile

I would say both. Some have been “brokenhearted” for reasons that others find difficult to understand. For example there are adults who, on the basis of what have been described as “repressed memories,” say that they were sexually abused when they were children. Some have no thought of having been molested until, unexpectedly, they experience flashbacks and “memories” of an adult (or adults) abusing them when they were young. Often the basic goals of therapy are: To recognize and accept one’s own feelings (to overcome negative feelings you must first face them); to understand the feelings of the other person and how one’s actions affect him or her emotionally; and to apply this insight, thus learning how best to act.

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Jann Nikka
Jann Nikka commented
OK. The TV show was "Highlighted" false memories that we planted by a psychiatrist. The adult female daughter accuse her father. She thought were very real and pain. She was convinced and file a complaint and he was arrested. She killed the innocence father. After he lost his wife, kids and job :(
AnnNettie Paradise
That is so sad! :(
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