There has been a slight misunderstanding on twitter.
I hae posted about flase memory syndrome using the hashtag #FMS, however it turns oout that fibromyalgia aso uses this hashtag, and so we hae been accused of spreading missinfomation. So I need to rectify that.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain all over the body. The condition affects the muscles, tendons and ligaments (bands of tissue that connect bone to bone), resulting in widespread pain, fatigue and extreme sensitivity to pain.
FALSE MEMORY SYNDROME
False memory syndrome (FMS) is a term created by Peter J. Freyd and popularized by the False Memory Syndrome Foundation (FMSF) that describes an alleged condition in which a person’s identity and relationships are affected by memories which are factually incorrect but are strongly believed.
The question of the accuracy and dependability of a repressed memory that was later recalled has contributed to some investigations and court cases, including cases of alleged sexual abuse or child sexual abuse. Some such recollections have been supported by enough corroborating evidence to enable successful prosecution, while others have been deemed confabulations or “false memories” that were not legally admissible.
In other words false memory syndrome is used to discount peoples accounts of abuse. False memory syndrome is the main argument used by the skeptics of DID
Despite 10 years of intense scrutiny, no empirical validation has been offered for “False Memory Syndrome” as a diagnostic construct; nor have its symptoms been systematically described or studied. As a result, this so-called “syndrome” is not accepted as a valid diagnosis by any professional organization.
I hope that clears up the missunderstanding