Confabulation

By Renée Grinnell

Elaboration of false recollections or memories. Can have an organic or psychological cause.

Example: You ask a demented patient if he remembers the last time he saw you, and he earnestly describes an imaginary prior meeting.


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 7 Oct 2008

 

 
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