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firemonkee57

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Nothing bad or traumatic.. What might be called mundane, everyday, memories often not fully formed except they're not true.
 
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how do you know they are not true?
 
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how do you know they are not true?

Well the recurring one about going to my public school years and years after I actually left isn't true. I only went there once in the early 80s because my mum for some strange reason thought it would be a good idea to have a look at it again.
Ditto the belonging to a group of mentally ill/disabled people that went to different places together via minibus to socialise but for some reason I couldn't go any more because I wasn't disabled enough. Have reality tested
both situations as to actual things that happened and neither scenario fits.

They say delusions(is a false memory a kind of delusion?) require lack of insight, or at least that is the conventional view that still dominates, but my experience is of erroneous thoughts that persist despite being able to reality test that it can't be true. Are there such things as pseudo delusions just as there are supposedly pseudo hallucinations according to some psychiatrists/psychologists?
 
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I remember hearing about an experiment they did, and basically it was proven that people can have false memories that they believe to be true.
Except you saying you've got the insight to know they're not true, which I suppose is a good thing.
The mind is very open to suggestion and little things can easily make an impact. What i'm saying is, maybe subconsciously things have built up to create a false picture in your mind.
Don't know the science of it - i'm not a psychiatrist, thank god.
 

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