Alan W. Scheflin

Articles

Ground Lost: The False Memory/Recovered Memory Therapy Debate

November 02, 1999

The recovered memory debate has been the most acrimonious, vicious and hurtful internal controversy in the history of modern psychiatry. From its very beginning in the late 1980s, it has been more an "ad hominem" war, appealing to feelings and prejudices, rather than a matter of reasoned professional disagreement.