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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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Our Body is a Recording of Traumatic or Negative Experiences

What I have experienced, and know first-hand, through the work my therapist has done for the past 40 years, could be the medicine of the future –that is, if enough people get fed up over being lied to by the … 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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The False Love Between Victims and Sexual Abusers

“There are pictures of everything except the fondling and the oral sex that my father forced me to perform for him” ~ Joyce Allan Many victims of child sexual abuse are disbelieved because the child was captured in photos showing … Continue reading

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The Term “Hysteria” Came from Patients With Repressed Memories of Child Sexual Abuse and Trauma

“No patient is eager to discover that she [or he] was violated by people she loved and trusted. In fact, patients tend to cling to their doubts long past the point where most impartial observers would be convinced.” ~~Harvard Mental … 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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