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Karon, B.P. Widener, A.J. (2001). Repressed Memories: Avoiding the Obvious. Psychoanal. Psychol., 18(1):161-164.

(2001). Psychoanalytic Psychology, 18(1):161-164

Repressed Memories: Avoiding the Obvious

Bertram P. Karon, Ph.D. and Anmarie J. Widener, M.A., M.S.W.

Sorting out the distinctions between reality and fantasy in terms of apparently recovered memories and reconstructions is at least as puzzling as sorting out current realities. In responding to C. B. Brenneis's (1997, 2000) challenge to the existence of the phenomena of repression and of recovered or reconstructed memories, the authors point out the data from the Recovered Memory Archive web site, the data from World War I and World War II battlefield neuroses, as well as the clinical observations of psychoanalysts.

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