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Term: False Memory Syndrome

While under hypnosis by a person not trained in proper ways to recover memories (“forensic hypnosis”), or by use of intimidation or simply being in a position of authority, a victim may be coerced into creating “memories” and actually come to believe such confabulations to be objectively real. The result has been harmful to victims and their families, as such “memories” often include wild stories of satanic and/or sexual abuse. In some situations, court cases costing millions of dollars have been based on statements of people suffering from this syndrome.