false-memory syndrome

[ fawls-mem-uh-ree sin-drohm, -druhm ]
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  1. a psychological condition in which a person believes that they remember events that have not actually occurred.: Compare recovered memory.

Origin of false-memory syndrome

First recorded in 1990–95

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British Dictionary definitions for false memory syndrome

false memory syndrome

  1. an alleged condition in which a person undergoing psychotherapy erroneously believes in traumatic events in his or her childhood: See also recovered memory

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