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false-memory syndrome

[fawls-mem-uh-ree]
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noun
  1. a psychological condition in which a person believes that he or she remembers events that have not actually occurred.
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Origin of false-memory syndrome

First recorded in 1990–95
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British Dictionary definitions for false memory syndrome

false memory syndrome

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