recovered memory

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recovered memory
 
n
See also false memory syndrome the alleged recollection of traumatic events from childhood by a person undergoing psychotherapy

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recovered memory

the experience, usually in the context of adult psychotherapy, of seeming to remember events that never actually occurred. These pseudomemories are often quite vivid and emotionally charged, especially those representing acts of abuse or violence committed against the subject during childhood.

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