False Memory Syndrome

Both the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the St. Louis Riverfront Times this week carried stories about possible shenanigans at Castlewood Treatment Center, a private St. Louis facility specializing in the treatment of “eating issues involving post-traumatic stress often caused by sexual abuse.”

The Post-Dispatch says, “A third woman has sued Castlewood Treatment Center in west St. Louis County, saying she was brainwashed by staff members. During a three-month stay at Castlewood to treat an eating disorder in 2010, Brooke Taylor of St. Louis was falsely led to believe she had been sexually abused and had multiple personalities.”

With a third lawsuit filed against Castlewood for nearly the same reasons, we could quote the old saying, “where there’s smoke, there’s fire,” but we won’t; we’ll wait for the attorneys to wage words over that one.

The Riverfront Times says, “Taylor is the third former patient to accuse the center of planting false memories, and manipulating her into a long and expensive course of treatment. … Taylor’s suit … (says) that her memories were implanted through hypnosis and psychotropic drugs.”

Ah, we’ll bet you were wondering when we would get to the part about psychiatric drugs.

If you review the CCHR booklet about the side effects of psychiatric drugs, you will notice that some of the common side effects – of either taking or withdrawing from these drugs – are hallucinations, abnormal thoughts, nightmares, confusion, delirium, and delusions.

If you review the CCHR booklet about psychiatry and terrorism, you will notice that part of the process of brainwashing someone involves the use of mind-altering psychiatric drugs. In fact, the primary method of implanting false memories in someone involves the simultaneous use of pain, psychiatric drugs, and hypnosis.

OK, what are we saying here? Well, we’re not evaluating for any of the three victims who have filed lawsuits; nor are we accusing Castlewood of criminal behavior. But we are noticing that they were in a hospital for treatment, implying some amount of pain; and that the deadly combination of pain, psychiatric drugs and hypnosis, whether intentional or accidental, produces a known state of extreme suggestibility, and may even be accompanied by hallucinatory visions. We’re just saying…

There is even an expression for the condition. The psychiatric practice of implanting false memories, often called “false memory syndrome” or “repressed memory syndrome”, is not unusual. This is one of the fraudulent schemes perpetrated by some psychiatric and psychological practitioners to create new mental illnesses for which they can be reimbursed. Since the mid-1980’s, hundreds of criminal and civil cases have been filed based on false recovered memories of childhood sexual abuse.

After a survey of more than 1,000 therapists, a San Diego psychologist concluded that psychologists and psychiatrists are “creating the very problem that they would then have to treat.” The result, he warns, is that they are “propagating a cottage industry of discovering child abuse in their patients.”

Fraud can only exist in the presence of tolerance. Wherever psychiatric fraud is taking place, it is occurring under the knowing eyes of psychiatrists who are either participating or allowing it to happen. Or who are just giving their patients psychotropic drugs that are known to cause hallucinations.

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2 Responses to False Memory Syndrome

  1. Castlewood Victims Unite says:

    castlewoodvictimsunite@yahoo.com is an on-line email and blog based resource dedicated to helping victims of the Castlewood Treatment Center in St. Louis, Missouri. If you, a family member, or loved one was damaged by the Castlewood Treatment Center’s horrific and dangerous therapeutic practices feel free to contact us. Tell us your story, or read the stories of other victims and family members who have had their lives destroyed or irrevocably damaged by Mark Schwartz and the staff he leads at Castlewood. Our goal is to bring as many Castlewood victims as possible together in a support group environment. There is strength in numbers. United we can help each other cope with the results of Castlewood’s malpractice, and find ways to have that business investigated by local and state agencies. Contact us using your real name, or anonymously until you feel more comfortable. Always remember, no matter how badly your family was damaged by Castlewood, there is always hope. You are NOT alone!

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