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JustwhenIthoughtIcouldn'tstandtoreadonemorebookonbadtherapyandFalseMemorySyndrome,PamelaFreydandEleanor
Links Goldsteinhaveproducedasimplyoutstandingone.SmilingThroughTearsisacollectionoftwentyfivebriefessaysabouttheissues
relatedtoFalseMemorySyndromeandthemythofrepressedmemories:theoriginsinsuggestivetherapytheirpromotionbyradical
genderfeministstheroleofselfhelpbooksinpromotingmisinformationtoawideaudiencethelegalturnaroundinwhichretractors
arenowsuingthetherapistsatfaultandtheoverturningofconvictionsbasedonsupposedly"repressedandrecovered"memories.
Theessaysareremarkablyclearandconcisenotawordinthisbookiswasted,andnothingimportanthasbeenleftout.Smiling
ThroughTearsisthebestconciseintroductiontotheproblemofFalseMemorySyndromeI'veread.Anotherunusualandcreative
aspectofthisbookisitsuseofcomicstripsthroughouttoillustratethehumor,irony,andmadnessinthisepidemicofhumantragedy
andtokeepanotherwiseheavytopicsomewhatlighter.IfyouwanttointroducetheproblemofFalseMemorySyndrometoafriend,
loanthemthisbook.
VictimsofMemory:SexAbuseAccusationsandShatteredLivesbyMarkPendergrastandMelodyGavigan.
Ajournalistwhowasaccusedbyhisdaughtersonthebasisof"memories"whichweresupposedly"recovered"duringtherapy,
Pendergrastoffersabroad,comprehensive,andthoroughlyresearchedoverviewofallaspectsofthememoryrecoveryfraud.This
wasthefirstbookIreadaftermysister'sowndevastatingaccusationsanditopenedmyeyestotheentireproblemandthescopeof
thedamagethathasbeendone.Whatmakesthisbookuniqueisthesectionofinterviewswithmemoryrecoverytherapists,believers,
retractors,andaccusedfamilieswhichallowseachgrouptotellitsstoryinitsownvoice.Amustreadbookforanyonewhois
affectedbythisepidemic.(YoucanalsovisittheVictimsofMemorywebsite.)
TheMythofRepressedMemory:FalseMemoriesandAllegationsofSexualAbusebyElizabethLoftusandKatherineKetcham.
ElizabethLoftushasaPh.D.inpsychologyandhasspentmuchofhercareerstudyinghowmemoryworksandcanhowitcanbe
misled.Thisthoroughlyresearchedandwellwrittenbookexaminesthetheoryofmemoryrepressionfromascientificandresearch
standpointanddemonstratesthecompletelackofevidenceforthetheoriespromotedbymemoryrecoveryafficionados.(VisitDr.
Loftus'swebsiteandreadthischapteraboutEileenFranklin's"repressedmemories".Herfather,GeorgeFranklin,wasconvictedofa
murderwhichhappenedtwentyyearsearliersolelyonthebasisofEileen's"repressedmemories"oftheeventwhichshehad
supposedlybeenunawareoffortwentyyears.GeorgeFranklinspentyearsinprison,buthisconvictionhasnowbeenoverturnedand
hehasfiledsuitagainstLenoreTerr,Ph.D.whotestifiedfortheprosecutionattrial.)
MakingMonsters:FalseMemories,Psychotherapy,andSexualHysteriabyRichardOfsheandEthanWatters.

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MakingMonstersexaminesthefalsememoryproblemfromasociologicalandhistoricalperspective.Inoneparticularlypowerful
passage,itnotesthatthestateofthementalhealthprofessiontodayissimilartothestateofthemedicalprofessioninthelate
nineteenthcentury.Atthattime,therewerebothcompetentdoctorswhohadtakentrainingatmedicalschoolsandtravellingquacks
peddlingpatentmedicines.Consumerscouldn'ttellthedifferencebetweenthetwoortheremediestheyoffered,sotheentire
professionsufferedabadreputationbecauseoftheabusesofuntrainedamateursandfrauds.Onlywiththeestablishmentofstate
licensingboardsweretraineddoctorsabletodifferentiatethemselvesfromthequacks,gaincontrolofthepracticeofmedicine,drive
thequacksoutofbusiness,andsecuretheirprofession'sreputationandconsumers'healthfrominjury.Similarly,thementalhealth
professiontodayrangesfromlicensedpsychiatristsofferingantidepressantsandcognitivebehavioraltherapy(bothofwhichhave
beentestedforsafetyandeffectiveness)tounlicensed,untrainedpsychotherapistsofferingmemoryrecoverytherapy,pastlife
regression,andotherharmful,fraudulenttreatments.

EthanWattershaskindlygivenpermissionforStopBadTherapy.comtoreproduceonlinethisbook'sappendix"ThreePapers"which
debunksthreestudiesbyLindaWilliams,JohnBriereandJonConte,andJudithHermanandEmilySchatzow.

SecondThoughtsbyPaulSimpson.
APh.D.psychologist,devoutChristian,andformerregressiontherapisthimself,Simpsonisperhapstheonlymemoryrecovery
therapistwhohaseverhadenoughinterestinhispatients'welfaretothoroughlyresearchwhetherornotthereisascientificbasisfor
socalledmemoryrecoverytherapy.Thediscoverythatthereisneitherascientificnorreligiousbasisforregressiontherapycaused
himtoceaseregressiontherapy,notifyhisformerclientsthattheir"recoveredmemories"shouldnotbeconsideredaccurateor
reliable,andrededicatehimselftoundoingthedamagewhichhasbeendonebythisepidemicofmalpractice.Obviously,Ihavemixed
feelingsaboutanyonewhohaseverbeeninvolvedinthepracticeswhichdevastatedmyfamily.However,Simpsondeservescreditfor
havingthecouragetoopenlyadmitanddocumenthismistakeandforworkingtosaveothersfromthesamefate.Anyonecanmakea
mistake,buttorealizeittakesintelligence,toadmitittakescourage,andtoworktocorrectittakesdedication.Thebookisofspecial
interesttoChristians(andanyonewhohasbeenaffectedbychurchcounselorspracticingregressionandmemoryrecovery)because
SimpsonalsodemonstratesthatthereisnobasisintheBibleforthebeliefsespousedbyregressiontherapists,andthatinfactthese
beliefscontradicteverythingChristianityteaches.Simpson'swritingstyleisclear,concise,andthoughtprovoking.

Dr.SimpsonhasgivenStopBadTherapy.compermissiontohostthefollowingexcerptsofhisbookonline:
AWordtoRegressionBelievers
PersonalityDisorders
Caution:DeadlyTherapyAhead(astudyoftheresultsofmemoryrecoverytherapypaidforbytheWashingtonCrimeVictims
Act)
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OldHabitsDieHard(convictionsinthewitchtrialsandconvictionsinregressionists'offices)
ADisclaimerforRegressionTherapy
StrangeBedfellows(feminists,Christians,NewAgers,andSciencefictionadvocates)
AlternativeQuestions(howregressiontherapyresemblesthequestionsusedinthewitchhunts)

TheExperiencesofFamiliesCaughtinthisTragedy
TrueStoriesofFalseMemoriesbyEleanorGoldsteinwithKevinFarmer.
Thiswellwritten,welledited,andthoughtprovokingbookcontainsthestoriesofeightretractors,eighteensiblingsofaccusers,and
oneaccounteachfromahusband,daughter,andmotherofaccusers.Inaddition,itcontainschapterswhichtracethedevelopmentof
repressedmemoryhysteriainAmericaandtheroleofpoppsychologybooks,talkshows,celebrities,andirresponsiblegovernment
officialsincontributingtothepanic.Seeinghowfamilyafterinnocentfamilyhasbeendevastatedbyeerilysimilarsequencesof
eventshelpsagrievingfamilymemberrealizethat,asstrangeasitmayseem,accusationslikethisare"nothingpersonal"andjust
reflectavulnerableperson'svictimizationbyadestructivecultwhichexplainseveryproblemwiththesameanswerandprescribesthe
samedisastrous"cure"foreveryperson.Istronglyrecommendthatanyaffectedfamilymemberreadtheseorotherfamilystoriesto
realizethatyouarenotaloneandthattensofthousandsofothergoodpeoplehavebeenhurtinthesameway.VisittheUptonBooks
website.
Confabulations:CreatingFalseMemories,DestroyingFamiliesbyEleanorGoldsteinwithKevinFarmer.
AnotherexcellentworkfromtheSocialIssuesResourcesSeries.Onewondershowmanybooksmustbepublishedaboutthedamage
donetofamiliesbybadtherapybeforetheAmericanPsychologicalAssociationandAmericanPsychiatricAssociationwillissuea
clear,courageous,principled,unqualified,unambiguous,scientificallybasiedcondemnationofsocalledmemoryrecoverytherapy
andthequackswhopracticeitjustastheRoyalCollegeofPsychiatristshasdone.InAmerica,arethefoxesinthechickencoop?
VisittheUptonBookswebsite.
SpectralEvidence:TheRamonaCase:Incest,Memory,andTruthonTrialinNapaValleybyMoiraJohnston.
JohnstondocumentsinmeticulousdetailtheRamonatrialinwhichGaryRamonawasaccusedofphysicalandsexualabuseonthe
basisof"repressedmemories"thatwere"recovered"duringatherapysessionononeofhisdaughterswhichwasconductedwhileshe
wasundertheinfluenceofsodiumamytal.ThechargesagainstGaryRamonawereultimatelydismissedonthenarrowgroundsthat
evidenceobtainedundertheinfluencyofsodiumamytalisinadmissableincourt,sothecourtsmissedanopportunityheretoaddress
thelargerquestionsof"repressedmemories"and"memoryrecoverytherapy"ingeneral,butMr.Ramonasuccessfullysuedhis
daughter'stherapistsandwonoverhalfamilliondollarsinagroundbreakingtortcasethatstrengthenedtherightofinjuredfamily
memberstosueanirresponsibletherapist.JohnstonmakesthetimelyobservationthattheSalemwitchtrialsweren'thalteduntil
"SpectralEvidence"(claimsofdemonicpossessionandthelike)wereruledinadmissableasevidence.Similarly,themadnessof
lawsuitsandcriminaltrialsbasedon"repressedmemories"won'tbehalteduntil"repressedmemories"themselvesaremade
inadmissablenationwidesomethingthatisrapidlytakingplacenowascourtaftercourtrulestheminadmissableundertheDaubert
andFryetestsfortheadmissabilityofscientificallybasedexperttestimonyinthecourtroom.

FightingtheMemoryRecoveryMovement'sInfluenceOveraLovedOne

CombattingCultMindControlbyStevenHassan.
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Thisbookwasrecommendedtomebyaretractortohelpunderstandwhatcultsare,howtheyinfluencepeople'sthinking,andan
indirect,nonconfrontationalwayofraisingdoubtsinabeliever'smindandhelpingthemfreethemselvesfromthecult'sinflunce.
BeforeImentionwhatisgoodaboutthebook,Ineedtowarnprospectivereadersaboutsomespecificmisinformationitcontains
relatingtopsychology,memory,andsatanicritualabuse.Thebookmakesthefollowingstatementswhicharesimplywrong:
"theminddoesnoterasepreviousmemories"(p.47)Onthecontrary,forgettinginformation(orfailingtostoreitinthefirstplace)
ispartofthenormalfunctioningofhumanmemory.ReadLoftus'sbookformoreinformation.
"Ourmemoriesofchildhoodformavaststorehousewhichcanbetappedandexploitedbyhypnotictechniques....Adultscaneasily
beageregressedtoatimewhentheyhadlittleornocriticalfaculties."(p.47)Onthecontrary,theRoyalCollegeofPsychiatrists
hasstatedthat"Thereisnoevidencethattheuseofconsciousnessalteringtechniques,suchasdrugmediatedinterviewsorhypnosis,
canrevealoraccuratelyelaboratefactualinformationaboutanypastexperiencesincludingchildhoodsexualabuse.Techniquesof
regressiontherapyincluding'ageregression'andhypnoticregressionareofunproveneffectiveness."(ReportedRecoveredMemories
ofChildSexualAbuse:RecommendationsforGoodPracticeandImplicationsForTraining,ContinuingProfessionalDevelopment
andResearch.TheCollegePsychiatricBulletin(1997),21,663665.)
Onpages9394,Hassanacceptsasfactthemythoforganizedsataniccultsanduncriticallyretellstheusualstoriesofmurder,animal
sacrifice,bloodrituals,andsoon.Ifyoubelieveinsuchthings,readFBISpecialAgentKennethLanning'sReport(availablefree
onlinefordownloadingorbywrittenrequest)andSatanicPanic.
Finally,onpage194,HassanstatesthatpeoplewithMultiplePersonalityDisorder(sincerenamedDissociativeIdentityDisorder)
"areshowntohavedifferentbrainwavepatternswhentheyare'in'eachoftheirdistinctpersonalities.Anyattemptbyapersonto
merelygiveagood'actingperformance'canbeeasilydetected."Hecitesnosourceforthisremarkableclaimandinfactthereisno
EKGorPETscandiagnostictestforDID(letaloneonewhichcandistinguishwhich'personality'aclientisperforming)andthe
diagnosisitselfishighlycontroversial.
Despitethesespecificflaws,Hassan'sbookprovidesmuchvaluableinformationandinsight.Aformercultmemberhimself,Hassan
explainsthespecifictechniquescultsusetoindoctrinatefollowers.Heprovidesausefuldefinitionofacult.Heexplainshis
nonconfrontationalapproachcalled"exitcounseling"forhelpingcultmembersfreethemselvesfromacult'sinfluence.He
demonstratesthesimilaritiesofdifferentcultsandshowshowtheyindoctrinateandexploittheirmembersinsimilarways,regardless
ofwhattheirspecificdeclaredbeliefsmaybe.SolongasthereaderisawareofthespecificerrorsInoted,Irecommendthisbookfor
gainingabetterunderstandingofcultsandthewaystheyindoctrinateandinfluencemembers.IhopethatHassanandhispublisher
willreleasearevised,correctedversionsomedaybecausethefourpagesInotedareexceptionsinwhatisotherwiseanexcellent,
insightful,thoughtprovokingwork,onethatgavemeawholenewviewpointforunderstandthesocalledMemoryRecovery
Movement.

TheCrisisofMalpractice,Ignorance,andIncompetenceAmongMentalHealthProviders
BewaretheTalkingCure:PsychotherapyMayBeHazardoustoYourMentalHealthbyTerenceCampbell.
Thisbookdiscussestherisksassociatedwithpsychotherapyandtheharmthatignorantorincompetenttherapistscandototheir
clients.Itanafterwordcalled"HiringandFiringaTherapist",itincludesa40questionchecklistforevaluatingacurrentorpotential
therapist.AnypersonconsideringtherapyshouldreadboththisbookandWhatToDoWhenPsychotherapyGoesWrong.Remember,
onlyyoucanprotectyourselffromincompetent,ignorant,andunethicaltherapists.Nooneelsewill!
SuggestionsofAbuse:TrueandFalseMemoriesofChildhoodSexualTraumabyMichaelYapko.
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Thisbookusesquestionnairesfilledoutbymentalhealthproviderstodemonstratethatmanypracticingtherapistsareignorantofor
misunderstandevenbasicfactsabouthumanmemoryandcognition.Italsoprovidesspecificadviceforallthepeoplewhoare
affectedbybadtherapy:theclient,spouse,parents,siblings,children,andfriends.

Dr.YapkohasgivenStopBadTherapy.compermissiontohostthefollowingexcerptsofhisbookonline:
Preface(afalsememoryofcombatinVietnam)
MemoryisaProcessofReconstruction
RedefiningYourMemories
Anexcerptregardingthemythoftheinnerchild
Anexcerptregardingthemythofbodymemories
HistoryMayNotHelpYouBetterUnderstandTheProblem(theresemblanceofthememoryrecoverymovementtocult
indoctrination)
Anexcerptaboutclaimingvictimhood,blamingothers,andJohnBradshaw
Soundinglikeyou'retellingthetruthdoesn'tmeanyouare:afamilybeingsexuallyabusedbydemons?
ShatteredLives(specificadviceforpeopleaffectedbythisproblem)
ChoosingaTherapist

SurvivorPsychology:TheDarkSideofaMentalHealthMissionbySusanSmith.
Smithanalyzesthebeliefsystemofselfproclaimed"survivors"whobelievetheyhaverecovered"repressedmemories"ofabuse
duringtherapy.Shealsodocumentstheyawningignoranceof"truebeliever"therapistswhoteachtheirclientsmyths,
misconceptions,andmeaninglessjargon.Onepartofherresearchwasdoingstructuredinterviewsof38practicingtherapistsinthe
Phoenix,Arizonaareatheinterviewsdocumentedthetherapists'inabilitytoevendefinetermslike"bodymemories"and"cellular
memory"whichwerethecornerstonesoftheir"repressedmemory"beliefsystem.

UptonBooksandSIRSMandarinhavegivenStopBadTherapy.compermissiontohostthefollowingexcerptsofthisbookonline:
"SixCategoriesofMisconceptionsAboutBodyMemories"
"ConstructingEvidenceUsingtheSurvivorLogicFormula"
"'TrueBeliever'Logic"
"SoftSellTactics:ExploitingNeurosisConstructing'Evidence'"
"Profileoftherapistswhoparticipatedinthesurvey"
"PartialResultsoftheStructuredInterviewSurveyRegarding'BodyMemories'"
"SurvivorLogicandtheSaleofDissociativeDisorders"
"PartialResultsfromthesurveyof38therapistsfromthePhoenixarea"

ManufacturingVictims:WhatthePsychologyIndustryIsDoingtoPeoplebyTanaDineen.

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Thisbookmakesmanyimportantpointsaboutthecrisisoffaddriventherapy,untestedtreatmentregimens,lackofstandardsofcare,
lackofinformedconsent,conflictofinterest,lackofregulation,andoutrightmalpracticeinthementalhealthcareindustrytoday.
Unlikeotherhealthcareprofessionals,mentalhealthprofessionalshaveneitherobjectiveexamstoconfirmaparticulardiagnosisnor
agreedupontreatmentregimensfortreatingthem.Therapistsmaydecidebythemselveswhatconstitutesillness,whoisill,howthey
shouldbetreated,howlongtreatmentshouldcontinue,whatconstitutessuccess,andwhentherapyshouldend.Asaresult,the
possibilityexiststhananunethicalmentalhealthpractitionerwilldiagnoseaconditionwherenoneexists,encouragepeopletodefine
daytodayupsanddownsasadiseaseneedingtreatment,usetreatmentapproachesthatartificiallylengthenthecourseoftherapyfor
financialgain,encouragedependencyinclientstoensureasteadyincome,andusetreatmentapproacheswhichhaveneverbeen
testedforsafetyandeffectiveness.Dineenalsonotesthatthementalhealthprofessionshouldbeanalyzedasanindustrywhichlike
othershasaneconomicincentivetocreatecustomers,expanditsmarkets,andensurerepeatbusiness.AlthoughIthinkDineentakesa
somewhatradicalposition,herbookisadesperatelyneededandconscientiouswakeupcalltorousethementalhealthorganizations
andpractitionerswhoarecurrentlyremainingpassiveinthefaceoframpantamateurismandincompetenceanddamaging,unsafe
"therapies"whichwouldhavebeenpulledfromthemarketyearsagoiftheyweredrugs.Theworldneedsmorepsychologistswith
Dineen'sunflichingintrospectionandhonesty.(VisittheManufacturingVictimswebsitetoday!)
WhatToDoWhenPsychotherapyGoesWrongbyShirleyJ.Siegel.
Thisbookshouldberequiredreadingforanyonewhoisconsidering"therapy"or"counseling."Itsmostimportantmessagesarethe
reminderthat"Difficultasitmaybetoaccept,thathighlyeducated,welldressed,imposingandauthoritativefiguresittingacrossthe
deskfromyouis,afterall,onlyhuman...",thewarningthat"Everyoneenteringtherapyneedssomeonetostandupandshout'HEY,
WATCHOUT,PSYCHOTHERAPYMAYBEHAZARDOUSTOYOURHEALTHANDWELFARE!'",andtheobservationthat"ifthere
isnostatelicensure,thereisnostateagencytowhomonecanbringacomplaintifcounselingturnsouttobeabusiveorunethical."
Itremindsusallnottoplaceblindtrustinapersonjustbecausetheyarea"therapist,""psychotherapist,""psychologist,"or
"psychiatrist."Itprovidesspecificexamplesofsomeofthekindsofabusesthatignorant,incompetent,unscrupulous,ormentallyill
therapistshavecommitted.Finally,thebookprovidesinformationaboutchoosingatherapist,somecharacteristicsofgoodandbad
therapists,andyouroptionsifatherapisthasbehavedunethically.ShirleySiegelwasatirelesscrusaderforclients'rightsasheadof
StopAbuseByCounselors(she'snowretired),andthisbookistheculminationofheryearsofresearch,activism,andadvocacy.
Likeanybook,thisoneisnotperfect(Siegelisforthrightaboutherpersonal"bias"againstpsychiatry,whichthissite'sauthordoes
notshare),butmanytragediescouldbepreventedifeverypersonconsidering"therapy"or"counseling"wouldtakethetimetoread
thisbookfirstandrealizethatclientsmustprotectthemselvesfromabuseandunethicalbehaviorbecausenooneelsewill.

TheMythofSatanicRitualAbuse
SatanicPanic:TheCreationofaContemporaryLegendbyJeffreyS.Victor.
Victordiscussesthedevelopmentoftheurbanlegendofsatanicritualabuseandthehorrendousconsequenceswhenchildren,parents,
therapists,lawenforcementpersonnel,judges,andothersbelievethismyth.
RememberingSatan:ATragicCaseofRecoveredMemorybyLawrenceWright.
WrightgivesadetailedaccountofthePaulIngramcase.Afteradaughterattendedareligiousretreatandaccusedhimofabuse,
Ingramfeltthathisdaughterswouldnottellalieand,ontheadviceofhisfriendsinthepolicedepartmentandhispastor,began
tryingtorecovermemoriesofabusewhichhedecidedhemusthaverepressed.Ahighlysuggestibleindividual,hedevelopedfalse
memoriesofcommittingabusethroughintensiveselfhypnosisandprayerandultimatelyconfessedtoinvolvementinasatanicsex
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abusering.Onceinprisonandoutoftheinfluenceofhisfriendsandthepastor,Ingramrealizedhismistakeandrecanted.However,
hehasexhaustedhisappealsandhasalreadyservedmorethaneightyearsofalengthlyprisonsentenceforsatanicsexringcrimes
whichsimplyneveroccurred.

Faddism,Pseudoscience,andJunkScienceinAmerica
TheDemonHauntedWorld:ScienceAsaCandleintheDarkbyCarlSagan.
Sagandemonstratesthatonlyaprincipledanddisciplinedinsistenceonapplyingthescientificmethodcanprotectonefrombeing
deceivedbyallkindsofmyths,superstitions,urbanlegends,andpseudoscientificbeliefs.Hedefinesa'baloneydetector'tohelpyou
noticewhenaclaim'smellsfishy,'andthenexplainshowtoapplythescientifictogivepeopleanopportunitytoprovetheirclaims
rigorously.Hethenusescasestudiesofpopularculturemyths(includingabrilliantchapteronsatanicritualabuseandalien
abduction!)toshowhoweachonecollapseswhenexaminedwiththescientificmethod.Inthisageofepidemicscientific,logical,and
mathematicalignorance,thisbookshouldberequiredreadingforeveryAmerican.
Hystories:HystericalEpidemicsandModernMediabyElaineShowalter.
Thisinsightfulandconcisebooktracesthehistoryofhysteriaandtheroleofdoctorsandthemediainspreadingpsychosomatic
illnesses.Ithighlightsthesimilaritiesbetweenbeliefsystemssuchasrecoveredmemory,satanicritualabuse,multiplepersonality
disorder,chronicfatiguesyndrome,andalienabduction.Showalternoteshowineachcase,objectivescientificevidenceislackingfor
theexistenceofthemalady.Peoplewhobelievetheyaresufferingfromitnonethelessseektreatmentfrommedical"specialists"who
givethemthediagnosistheywishandofferthemhopeforacurefromtheirsymptoms.Credulousmediareportspromoteanecdotal
reportsandspreadbeliefinthedisorderwithoutprovidingequalcoverageforscientificstudieswhichdocumentthelackofevidence
foraspecificconditionandsuggestpsychosomaticorigins.

ThisotherwiseexcellentbookismarredbytwounfortunatefactualerrorsregardingtheFalseMemorySyndromeFoundation.Itstates
(incorrectly)thattheFMSFoundationisthepublisherofanewslettercalledTheRetractorwhichisactuallypublishedbyretractors.Italso
statesthattheFMSFoundation"wantstoregulatethepracticeofpsychotherapythroughaMentalHealthConsumerProtectionAct,which
wouldrequirethepatient'sinformedconsent..."(p.155)SuchlegislationhasbeenproposedbyR.ChrisBarden,nottheFMSFoundation,
andisendorsedbyStopBadTherapy.com.However,theFMSFoundation,anotforprofiteducationalandresearchfoundation,hasnot
takenanofficialpositiononspecificlegislation.

HowtoLiewithStatisticsbyDarrellHuff.
"StatisticsDon'tLie."Ah,nomorefoolishwordswereeverspoken.Peopleliewithstatisticsandmisusestatisticsallthetime,and
unlessyouareonconstantguardagainstimproperandselectiveuseofstatistics,youwillbedeceived.Thishumorousbookdefines
somecommonwaysthatstatisticsaremisusedandexplainshowtospotthem.

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HouseofCards:PsychologyandPsychotherapyBuiltonMythbyRobynM.DawesandPeterDavid.
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WhoresoftheCourt:TheFraudofPsychiatricTestimonyandtheRapeofAmericanJusticebyMargaretA.Hagen.
'Crazy'Therapies:WhatAreThey?DoTheyWork?bybyMargaretThalerSingerandJanjaLalich.
ThoughtReformandthePsychologyofTotalism:AStudyofBrainwashinginChinabyRobertJayLifton.
LostDaughters:RecoveredMemoryTherapyandthePeopleItHurtsbyReinderVanTilandReinderVanTil.

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