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Grade 5 hypnotizability) and their ability to abreact fantasy that they cannot distinguish from reality.
Worried that they will be held responsible for intentions they do not want to acknowledge and seeking to abreact prior traumas, these founding fathers of the American Gothic similarly and strategically structure their retelling of events around sites of deliberate unknowing.
The subject is regressed to the traumatic event to allow her to remember abreact and decathect the material (Dowd and Heely, 1986, p.