Category Archives: Crime

Repressed/Recovered Memory and Dissociation Explained

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Sexual Assault May Trigger Involuntary Paralysis

“Tonic immobility” hinders the ability to fight and is linked to high rates of depression and PTSD” By Francine Russo on August 4, 2017  in the Scientific American Survivors of sexual assault who come forward often confront doubt on the … Continue reading

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Paul Shanley -Perpetrator in Famous Case of Repressed Memories- Released From Prison

So sorry everyone. I had no computer for three weeks… Priest at center of clergy sex abuse scandal to be released By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) – One of the most notorious figures in the Boston … Continue reading

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Pry Open Those Wounds With The Truth

“Cry out with a hundred thousand tongues; the world is rotten because of silence!” ~Saint Catherine of Siena. Many people -even survivors of child sexual abuse- are disturbed by my honesty. But my articles are written for those who have … Continue reading

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Our Endangered Species: A Hard Look At How We Treat Children

This article is almost 17 years old, but I remember the day I read it in 1998, in The Los Angeles Times (Parade) Magazine. It was only a few months after I remembered my father had sexually abused, raped, and … Continue reading

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“Abuse? What Abuse?… Please Pass the Potatoes”

Repression and dissociation of trauma is included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). I don’t particularly like the word “disorder” because I believe that memory repression is an ingenious, rational, and methodical way for a child’s … Continue reading

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Former Miss America, Incest Survivor, Shares Her Story

…“Scuff, scuff, scuff.” The sounds of expensive felt soles making their way down the hall of a Denver mansion in the middle of a night. The slow turn of the door handle on the private bedroom door of a 5-year-old … Continue reading

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