Illinois-Wisconsin FMS Society
Introductory FMS reading and viewing list
Jane E. Brody, "Memories of Things that Never Were", New York
Times, April 25, 2000, p.F8
Brody is the well known health writer and medical correspondent
for the New York Times.
Article can be obtained from a public library
or purchased from the paper's web site at:
Review of Creating Hysteria: Women and Multiple Personality,
Journal of the American Medical Association, May 17, 2000, p. 2585.
A good recent summary statement about MPD, Satanic ritual abuse
and false memory problems in one of the country's leading medical journals.
To be found at:
Elizabeth Loftus, "Creating False Memories", Scientific
American, September 1997, pp.70-75.
Loftus is one of the country's leading memory
researchers. This article can be found at her website: http://faculty.washington.edu/eloftus/Articles/sciam.htm
, as well as many others.
Paul Simpson, "Recovered Memories: Fact or Fiction", Physician,
May/June 2001, p.16 (published by Focus on the Family)
This article is especially addressed to church counseling
and memory recovery. See:
Rael Jean Isaacs, "Sex, Lies, and Audiotapes", Women's Quaterly,
A very able article about the feminist origins
of recovered memory hysteria
Royal College of of Psychiatrists, "Reported Recovered Memories
of Child Sexual Abuse", The College Psychiatric Bulletin, (1997)
21, 663-665. Reprinted in FMS Foundation Newsletter, November 1997,
vol. 6, no. 10
This is the group (sort of equivalent to the
American Psychiatric Association) wich has used the strongest language of
all the professional groups that have issued statements.
"False Memory Syndrome", 1995. 16 mins. Video tape available
from the FMS
Foundation. Item #450.
WBEZ Radio, Chicago, IL (National Public Radio), "This American
Life", June 14, 2002.
A wonderful half hour program available as
an audio tape for $12 from the station (Call 312-832-3380). You can
also listen to it at www.thislife.org.
Click on “Episodes”, “2002”, and the pertinent “ra” icon on the left
of "6/14" .)
The FMS Foundation
maintains a treasure trove of articles and other materials, any one
of which may be obtained from them.
Reinder Van Til, Lost Daughters, Eerdmans, 1997
Arguably the best book length introduction
to the subject. Available at Amazon.com.
Mark Pendergrast, Victims of Memory, Upper Access,
1996, 2nd ed.
The most comprehensive treatment of the subject.
Joan Acocella, Creating Hysteria: Women and Muliple
Personality Disorder, Jossey-Bass, 1999.
Discusses why the disorder, which
was very rarely diagnosed before the mid-1980's, became a very common diagnosis
from then till the mid-90's and is now rare again.
Elizabeth Loftus and K. Ketcham, The Myth of Repressed
Memory, St. Martins, 1994
Loftus is one of the country's foremost
Richard J. Ofshe and E. Waters, Making Monsters, Scribners,
Ofshe is a distinguished social psychologist
at the University of California, Berkeley.
Eleanor Goldstein, Confabulations, Sirs Books, 1992
Stories of accused families mainly
Eleanor Goldstein and Kevin Farmer, True Stories of False
Memories, Sirs Books, 1993
Retractor stories mainly
Michael D. Yapko, Suggestions of Abuse, Simon & Schuster,
Yapko is a therapist and an expert
on clinical hypnosis and suggestibility. His research on therapists'
practices and beliefs led him to conclude that many of them "appear to practice
their profession on the basis of sheer myth."
Paul Simpson, Second Thoughts, Thomas Nelson, 1996
Simpson is a therapist who at one time practiced
RMT and then saw the light. He gives special emphasis to the Christian
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