Thank you for this reference.
Interestingly, my amnesia lapsed the same year as 2 of the studies cited in the reference (1986).
I have always been under the impression that the abuse and torture was so bad in my case that the amnesia functioned to keep me alive. As a child I don't think I would have been able to face what happened. Even as an adult it was very difficult. I had a reaction called an "abreaction" when I remembered it. That is, the memories were so strong that I actually saw and heard them happening in addition to the emotion and feelings which ensued.
The books I have read about CIA's cultivation of torture and abuse to propagate MKUltra survivors, mention that they were actually looking for ways to guarantee that the subjects would experience amnesia. They (we) were not supposed to consciously remember what happened. They considered LSD as an alternative method to induce amnesia. This is possibly why I was given LSD on the last day of abusive course. They used electric shock and other drugs to induce amnesia in others. DID was cultivated and also used as an adjunct to use of drugs and electro-shock.
References:The C.I.A. Doctors
, by Colin A. Ross, M.D. Published by Manitou Communications, Inc. Chap. II Discusses use of deliberate creation of amnesia.Monarch: The New Phoenix Program
, by Marshall G. Thomas, Published by iUniverse, Inc. Pages 34 - 36 discuss the administration of LSD to American children in mind control experiments.A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation from the Cold War to the War on Terror
, by Alfred W. McCoy. Published by Metropolitan Books.
...pumped hallucinogens into children at summer camp,...
June 1951...even short-term deprivation produced a devastating impact on the human psyche....After just two to three days in his isolating "black box" ...the subject's very identity began to deteriorate...