Year: 1988 Source: Journal of Abnormal Psychology, v.97, no.1, (February 1988),p.100-104 SIEC No: 19880405

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 5 hypnotic sessions, the patient regained his memory & a violent sexual attack by 2 males was validated. The amnesia is discussed in terms of the constructs of implicit vs. explicit memory & reasons why a male rape victim might suffer such an extreme reaction.