A male patient suffering from a generalized functional retrograde amnesia, for all autobiographical information, was admitted to a psychiatric inpatient facility. Psychological testing indicated possible sexual assault. Following five hypnotic sessions, the patient regained his memory, and a violent sexual attack by two males was validated. The amnesia is discussed in terms of the constructs of implicit versus explicit memory, and reasons why a male rape victim might suffer such an extreme reaction.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Abnormal Psychology|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Psychology
- Experimental and Cognitive Psychology