Issue 37 – March 2001

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Issue 37 – March 2001

The purpose of this newsletter is to help stop secretive organizations and groups from abusing others and to help those who allege they have been abused by such organizations and groups.

This newsletter is not a substitute for other ways of recovering from ritual abuse. Readers should use caution while reading this newsletter. If necessary, make sure other support systems are available during and after reading this newsletter.


The resources mentioned in this newsletter are for educational value only. Reading the books cited may or may not help your recovery process, so use caution when reading any book or contacting any resource mentioned in this newsletter. Some may have a religious or other agenda that may be separate from your own recovery process. Others may have valuable information on the Masons and other organizations, but have triggers or be somewhat sympathetic to those organizations. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, the views expressed in this newsletter constitute expressions of opinion, and readers are cautioned to form their own opinions and draw their own conclusions by consulting a variety of sources, including this newsletter. Resources listed, quoted and individual articles, etc. and their writers do not necessarily support all or any of the views mentioned in this newsletter. Also, the views, facts and opinions mentioned in this newsletter are solely the opinions of the authors and are not necessarily the opinions of this newsletter or its editor.

Copyright 2001 – All rights reserved.

No reproduction of any material without written permission from the editor and individual authors.

Conference Information

The Fourth Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference will be held on August 10-12,2001, S.M.A.R.T. will be holding a conference at the DoubleTree Hotel near Bradley International Airport (between Hartford, CT and Springfield, MA). Please see the conference web page at for more information or the brochure in this newsletter. We also recommend reading about conference safety and trigger management.

Please consider sponsoring survivors that are financially unable to come to the conference. Donations are not tax deductible.

Secret Weapons Book Review

The following book review was written by Lynn Hersha, one of the authors of the book, “Secret Weapons – Two Sisters’ Terrifying True Story of Sex, Spies and Sabotage” by Cheryl and Lynn Hersha with Dale Griffis, Ph D. and Ted Schwartz. New Horizon Press, P O Box 669 Far Hills, NJ 07931 – ISBN 0-88282-196-2. Her letter/article was published in the March 1997 Issue #13 of SMART. Following the article are excerpts from the book. Please use caution while reading this. It may be heavy for survivors. All accusations are alleged.

In the United States, the American public have had the knowledge of the CIA’s Top Secret Program, MKUltra, and its experimentation in Mind Control on adult volunteers and unwitting subjects. Now, we have a well-documented, verifiable account of not one, but two childrens’ long untold stories of being CHILD subjects of Project MKUltra.

In the new book, “Secret Weapons: Two Sisters’ Terrifying True Story of Sex, Spies and Sabotage,” we find the horrific, yet, informative narratives of Cheryl and Lynn Hersha, as they describe tortuous programming beginning at the tender ages of four and six years, and continuing into adulthood. Their harrowing accounts are supported by the fact-finding, breakthrough research of Dale Griffis, PhD., (a private investigator best known for his 25 yrs. of work in Ritual Abuse), and investigative journalist, Ted Schwarz, (who has authored over 100 books, countless magazine articles and other written media, including works on Dissociative Identity Disorder, True Crime Stories, and authorized biographies.) A must-read for all who believe in the inherent worth of every human being, and the triumph of the human spirit over the worst evils man can perpetuate against the very young it should be compelled to protect, be it by morality, ethical conduct, law, or common human decency. A riveting, heart-wrenching expose whose time has come.

Quotes from the book: “By the time Cheryl Hersha came to the facility, knowledge of multiple personality was so complete that doctors understood how the mind separated into distinct ego states, each unaware of the other. First, the person traumatized had to be both extremely intelligent and under the age of seven, two conditions not yet understood though remaining consistent as factors. The trauma was almost always of a sexual nature…” p. 52

“The government researchers, aware of the information in the professional journals, decided to reverse the process (of healing from hysteric dissociation). They decided to use selective trauma on healthy children to create personalities capable of committing acts desired for national security and defense.” p. 53 – 54

The book also contains a variety of documents on mk-ultra and different projects as well as reports to the Presidential Committee on Radiation and Mind Control, including information on the five Canadians’ lawsuit against the U.S. Government.

McMartin Preschool Story

“In 1983, hundreds of kids disclosed to their parents and therapists that they were abused at the prestigious McMartin Preschool in Manhattan Beach, California. Seven people were arrest and charged with hundreds of counts of child sexual abuse, setting off the longest and most expensive trial in U.S. History (7 years).”( Additional resources on this trial and related issues are located after this article. The following interview was between Neil Brick, editor of SMART and Jackie MacGauley, mother of one of the alleged survivors of abuse at the McMartin Preschool. All accusations are alleged.

Do you have any proof and references that the children at McMartin were abused?

We were in court for 7 years. Still the longest trial in U.S. history. My daughter and hundreds of people I know deal with the aftermath on a daily basis. Our children’s medical reports and the tunnels which corroborated one of the most ‘fantastic stories’ the children recounted. The tunnels are documented in a formal report now located at a Law University. The most compelling proof was living with my daughter and dealing with all of her revelations and fears.

Why were the defendants declared not guilty?

The jury very clearly stated that the prosecution did not prove their case. The jurors were convinced that someone did commit the crime. One juror said she would have liked to have heard more from the children. All 7 defendants were held over for trial after the pretrial. Criminal counts were added. Before the trial, when the case was not assigned to a courtroom or judge, District Attorney Ira Reiner decided to drop 5 of the defendants. A memo cited that he did not want any of “These kinds of cases anymore.” About 10 other preschools were closed, but there could be no arrests without any possibility of prosecution. It was becoming an embarrassment to his office. I was told by a witness family that one defendant had enough counts and enough evidence to be tried, but Mr. Reiner felt the case would not be successful if he included her. A mother/son situation seemed like a more plausible story. Some child witnesses refused to testify when parents saw how the children were treated on the witness stand by the 7 defense attorneys. Some families were still willing to testify but were never even notified that they were no longer needed.

How do you feel about the media and their involvement in the case and after the case?

At first I was amazed at the attention we got. This is a small town and it involved only a few local families, I thought at the time. I never really did understand why it mushroomed as it did. I ask experts and they give different explanations. Dr. Underwager was speaking out on behalf of the defendants in Jordan, Minnesota. Janet Reno was D.A. in Miami during the Countrywalk case. She won the case when Illiana Fuster testified against her convicted murderer husband, Frank Fuster. The giant Bakersfield case and others started well before the McMartin case.

The media likes to report things that they know will sell their newspapers rather than reality. What happened in court was far from representative of the reality of the crime. Moral of this story, do NOT believe much of what you hear or read in the media.

Do you believe there were tunnels at McMartin? What proof can you offer to verify this?

You are asking the person who actually did the project. We heavily documented our findings in photographs, scientists’ reports and analysis. There were also an abundance of witnesses, including the media. The formal report is housed at a University Law Library at the moment.

If you do believe the allegations at McMartin were true, how long do you believe they were going on? What evidence do you have for this?

My daughter attended the school for 4 months in (Sept through January when it closed) 1982-1983. The most recent allegations began in August, 1982 when Judy Johnson took her 3 year old son to a doctor who reported it to the authorities.

A lot of us parents still talk about what happened. A friend of mine was Mayor during that time. We still console each other over what happened. A lot of us still feel totally disgusted with the whole thing. Compelling (and corroborating) evidence for me and her family and Doctor was a friend who was 44 when she died last October. She was in the second class ever given at the old location, about 1958. Her psychiatrist introduced her to me in 1984.

Do you know about anyone writing articles trying to disprove the allegations at McMartin, and why do you feel they would do this? Do you have any evidence for this?

Some V.O.C.A.L., False Memory Syndrome type affiliates seem to make it a regular task to discredit our children. Their opinions have seeped into popular journalism and, I understand, are used as fact. If you want some good background on how this all began, start with Jan Hollingsworth’s book “Unspeakable Acts” for some fantastic documentation of the perp’s games. Another highly recommended book is “The Battle and the Backlash” by David Hechler.

There are several urls with information on the McMartin case on the web:

From “But the truth is that the tunnels are there. In fact they are more than just there. The tunnels are extensive, include a large room just as the children said, and lead to further sites off the property. The tunnels were found in an archeological dig under the pre-school conducted by Dr. E. Gary Stickel, archaeologist and director of Environmental Research Archaeologists, a Scientific Consortium.”

From “The project unearthed not one but two tunnel complexes as well as previously unrecognized structural features which defied logical explanation. Both tunnel complexes conformed to locations and functional descriptions established by children’s reports.”

“The tunnel had been completely, artificially filled in with fill which was distinguishable on the basis of color, texture and compaction from the original soil deposit at the site; The fill contained inclusions in the form of a large number of artifacts; The probabilistic dating of the tunnel can be estimated by recovered artifacts.”

“The results of the survey by Ground Penetrating Radar proved consistent with discoveries of the subsequent excavations, all of which confirmed not only the basic descriptions of children but also specific details of location, interior features and putative function.”

Other sources on McMartin:

McMartin Preschool Revisited by Alex Constantine – 1996 –

Psychic Dictatorship in the USA, Alex Constantine (Feral House, 1995).

Ray Buckey’s Press Corps – and the Tunnels of McMartin

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This may be heavy for survivors of abuse to read: “Since the Eberles’ first McMartin book appeared in 1989, they have achieved national status as child abuse experts. In courts of law their work is frequently cited, and they lecture widely to receptive audiences. The Eberles once appeared as featured speakers at a conference held by Victims of Child Abuse Laws (VOCAL), an organization that feted “The Politics Of Child Abuse” as positively revelatory….Blurbs in their own pornographic tabloid, L.A. Star, failed to mention that in the 1970s the authors once ran an underground tabloid for pedophiles in Los Angeles, Finger, which delved heavily into sadomasochistic sex, sex with children and sex acts involving human excrement. Finger contained sexual drawings by children and pedophile erotica…”

ECT Article

The following article is from Katherine Sullivan, founder of PARC-VRAMC, PMB 129, 5251 Hwy 153, Hixson, TN 37343. This may be heavy for survivors.

I recently saw a film entitled Madness and Medicine, which aired on or after 1977. It included interviews with doctors and two ECT patients.

I’ve suspected for some time that the reason my memory is still so scattered, is that ECT was forcibly done to me especially in the early to mid 1980’s in at least three covert facilities or units. One seems to have been right here in Chattanooga. A second facility may have been in or near Atlanta. The third was in a two-story house in Elberton, Georgia. The second facility, I’ve remembered at least 20 – 30 times. There, I and other prisoners — mostly MK Deltas — were forcibly subjected to ECT. We were also drugged until we no longer remembered ops and couldn’t express anger. Only after that were we allowed to be transported home.

Two patients interviewed for the film seemed to have the same problems with memory recovery that I do. One woman said that she couldn’t find things around the house; her memory was “blocked.” She lost her job and had to go on disability. According to the film, the most consistent effect of ECT was memory loss . . . patients not only didn’t remember the ECT; they also lost memories from their past. A Dr. Grimm said ECT created confusion, disorientation, being emotionally disorganized, and brain injury.

The Atlantic Monthly – February 2001, “Shock and Disbelief – Electroconvulsive therapy was once psychiatry’s most terrifying tool–blunt, painful, and widely abused. It is a now a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of mental illnesses. But an unlikely trio of activist groups stands against it” by Daniel Smith This article presents some of the history of ECT and both sides of the issue. I am listing this as an educational resource only. I personally do not support the use of ECT.

Editor’s Article

Please note: The information below may be heavy for survivors of abuse. These are my ideas only and may or may not apply to others.

I like thinking about why and how survivors get free. These are some ideas I have about how this might happen.

Being tired of the lies and the contradictions of the cult on different levels

Financial independence from alleged perpetrators

Geographic move away from perpetrators

Traumatic life occurrence – may trigger old memories or cause a change in thought processes

Addiction withdrawal

Learning about mind control techniques.

Learning how to be more healthy and functional in one’s life, more appropriate behaviors, etc.


This poem was sent to us by a survivor.

Hide and Seek by CDBW/Powerchild ’92

One day they’re here, the next day they’re gone

We’re playing hide and seek with the next generation

We hide behind hands when they’re a few months old

A few years pass, they’re hiding behind beds

Within a year, they’re hiding behind losers

When they get older, they hide behind friends

Parents beware, the game’s nearly over, our children are finally getting older

And soon we’ll be in therapy

Breaking the cycle, which could be the goal of this generation.

This is a poem symbolic of the author hiding from the perpetrators. It was written after an event of abuse by the mother’s relatives.)

Resources and Information

Please note: Listing of these resources does not necessarily constitute our endorsement of them. They are for educational value only and some may be heavy for survivors to read.

Please also note. Some of the conferences listed may not necessarily be safe for all survivors. S.M.A.R.T. recommends always bringing a support person to all conferences. If you are a survivor of mind control and/or ritual abuse, S.M.A.R.T. recommends that you try to bring a support person that is familiar with mind control techniques.

Survivor Resources

The pro-survivor news list is for those interested in receiving information about resources and research to help those recovering from ritual abuse and mind control. This list is for those that believe in the existence of recovered memory, mind control and ritual abuse. This is not a list for survivor support or sharing survivor stories and/or issues. Anyone with an acceptable user name will be able to become a member. However, posts will be moderated. This will be a public list with archives. To subscribe, go to or write, questions write (Please note: egroups is now yahoogroups.)

Pro-survivor list (an E-mailing list group) will help provide information for survivors of ritual abuse and mindcontrol. This is not a list for skeptics or those that do not believe in the existence of mind control or ritual abuse. If interested, please register at: After registering, we will send you a questionnaire developed by list members to fill out. This questionnaire is to let prospective members know about the guidelines and policies of the list and to help us keep the list safe for survivors. (Please note: egroups is now yahoogroups.)

Brain Abnormalities Common in Survivors of Childhood Abuse – WESTPORT, CT (Reuters Health) Dec 21 – “Early maltreatment, whether it is physical, sexual, or emotional, has enduring negative effects on brain development, reports Dr. Martin H. Teicher, of McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. Dr. Teicher and colleagues have found that these changes are documentable by electroencephalography and magnetic resonance imaging. Clinically significant brain-wave abnormalities in patients with a history of early trauma are present at twice the rate seen in nonabused patients, and in 72% of individuals with documented serious physical or sexual abuse.” Cerebrum 2000;2:50-67

“Why Johnny Can’t Come Home” by Noreen Gosch has chapters on his kidnapping, the Franklin Cover Up, the Bonacci case, NAMBLA, Satanism, Mind Control, and the Media. The Johnny Gosch Foundation, 1258 Office Park Rd. Ste. 2 West Des Moines, IA 50265,, ISBN 0-9705195-0-8 As always, please use caution contacting any resource listed in this newsletter.

Studies expose humans to pollutants to learn effects – Examples of experiments involving healthy human volunteers exposed to dangerous substances – 12/25/00

Isle of Perversity – London, 1/2/01 (Web Today)– “Estimates just released by Scotland Yard… About a quarter million Britons are believed to be child abusers. That breaks down to 1 in 200 adults….Detective Chief Inspector Bob McLachlan called those figures “conservative.” About 110,000 of those offenders have been convicted of sex offenses involving children.” This is being recommended as an educational resource only.

Intracerebral Radio Stimulation and Recording in Completely Free Patients By Jose M. R. Delgado – From Psychotechnology: Electronic Control of Mind and Behavior, edited by Robert L. Schwitzgebel and Ralph K. Schwitzgebel, Chapter 15, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1973. – Reprinted there from The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Vol. 147, No. 4, 1968. Research supported by the United States Air Force 6571st Aeromedical Research Laboratory, Unites States Public Health Service, and the Office of Naval Research. “A new instrument called a “stimoceiver” has been developed for the simultaneous multichannel recording and stimulation of the brain by FM radio waves in completely unrestrained subjects. This instrument is small enough to be worn comfortably and permanently by the patient.”

This may be heavy for survivors to read.

Excerpts from Journey Into Madness, The True Story of Secret CIA Mind Control and Medical Abuse – by Gordon Thomas, Bantam, 1989 – [Pages 276-278] – “The possibilities, said Dr. Gottlieb, were far beyond the neurological masturbation of the pleasure centers. Not only could a rampaging bull be stopped in full charge, but humans could finally be programmed to attack and kill on command. Another step forward was about to be taken in the Agency’s search for the “Manchurian Candidate.””

Probe Magazine – From the March-April 2000 issue (Vol. 7 No. 3) by Arlene Tyner – Mind-Control Part 1: Canadian and U.S. Survivors Seek Justice “… In this case, the CIA involvement is real and the covert nature of the involvement is not contested.” Orlikow v. United States (1988) CTKA, P O Box 921688, Sylmar, CA 91392-1688, 818-362-4557 This may be heavy for survivors to read.

Response by “Karen Curio Jones” to Mark Sauer’s article, “A Web of Intrigue” in the San Diego Union-Tribune, dated 9/24/00 – “I have been researching the tactics used against people who speak out against cult activity and against therapists who treat their victims. My research suggests that there exists a calculated effort to silence victim advocates through the use of manipulative set-ups, misinformation and intimidation…. I believe the purpose of this behavior is to drive off any serious opposition from the internet and to discredit opponents.”

Mind Control – Kathleen Sullivan Interview – CKLN Mind Control Radio Series Tape #27a Kathleen Sullivan CKLN 88.1 FM Ryerson Polytechnical University Toronto Ontario – Mind Control Radio Series – Producer/Interviewer: Wayne Morris Tape 27a K. Sullivan

Niece comes forward to save others (1/5/01) – By Susan McRoberts – Staff Writer – Norwalk- “A former Norwalk man surrendered to authorities Thursday in Norwalk Superior Court and agreed to a psychological examination before he is sentenced on charges of child molestation that occurred more than 30 years ago.”

$150 Million Class Action Lawsuit – Vance Egglestone v Dr Elliott Barker

Please note : Dr. G. Maier may have been involved – (a) All individuals who were incarcerated at Penetanguishene between 1968 and 1982 and who participated in the Motivation, Attitude, Participation Program (“M.A.P.”)

(b) All individuals who were incarcerated at Penetanguishene between 1968 and 1979 and who participated in the Total Encounter Capsule Program (the “Capsule”)

(c) All individuals who were incarcerated at Penetanguishene between 1965 and 1980 and who participated in Defence Disruptive Therapy (“D.D.T.”) Contact: Joel P. Rochon Rochon/Genova Barristers & Solicitors 121 Richmond St. W. #903 Toronto Ontario M5H 2K1 416 363 1867

Trauma-induced dissociative amnesia in World War I combat soldiers. van der Hart O, Brown P, Graafland M Aust N Z J Psychiatry 1999 Feb;33(1):37-46 “This study relates trauma-induced dissociative amnesia reported in World War I (WW I) studies of war trauma to contemporary findings of dissociative amnesia in victims of childhood sexual abuse.”

Trauma-induced dissociative amnesia in World War I combat soldiers. II. Treatment dimensions. Brown P, van der Hart O, Graafland M Aust N Z J Psychiatry 1999 Jun;33(3):392-8 “effective treatment includes elements of both the dissociative-integrative and abreactive treatment approaches, cognitive integration of dissociated traumatic memories and personality functions is primary, while emotional release is secondary.”

“Trauma and Cognitive Science” edited by Jennifer Freyd and Anne DePrince from Haworth Press; hard cover ISBN: 0-7890-1373-8; soft cover ISBN: 0-7890-1374-6.

Two pages with information about the Freedom of Information Act are at : and Please use caution at this and any resource we list in this newsletter.

Videos on ritual abuse are available from : Cavalcade Productions, Inc. P O Box 2480, Nevada City, CA 95959, 800-345-5530, E-mail:

Child Abuse – A Global View, ed. By B. Scwartz-Kenney, M. McCauley and M. Epstein discusses the history of child abuse, legal issues and prevention. ISBN 0-313-30745-8, Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, P O Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881, 1-800-225-5800,

The Myth of Epidemic False Allegations of Sexual Abuse in Divorce Cases by Merrilyn McDonald – “It is commonly believed that false allegations of sexual abuse in the context of divorce are epidemic, that most allegations made in the context of divorce are made by vindictive mothers and that these allegations are almost always false. These beliefs are not supported by scientific evidence. It is widely believed that at least 50 percent of all allegations of child sexual abuse are false, and that an accused person appearing in a court of law is quite likely to have been falsely accused. Those who defend accused child sexual offenders want us to believe that 50 percent of individuals brought to trial are innocent. These beliefs are not supported by scientific evidence, either.”

Child sexual abuse: A case study in community collaboration. Faller KC, Henry J Child Abuse Negl 2000 Sep;24(9):1215-25 “OBJECTIVE: This is an exploratory study that describes the process and outcomes of a Midwestern US community’s approach to case management of child sexual abuse. METHOD: Data were abstracted from 323 criminal court files…RESULTS: In this community, criminal court records reflect a sex offense confession rate of 64% and a sex offense plea rate of 70%. Only 15 cases went to trial and in six the offender was convicted.”

The ChildTrauma Academy Resource List is at: Http:// Please use caution if you contact these resources.

Meet Sidney Gottlieb — CIA dirty trickster – He’s the target of more than one lawsuit – By Sarah Foster – © 1998 – Please note: This is for informational purposes only and is not an endorsement of the web page.

Shriners Scandalized by Sex Bash – Reuters – 2/1/01 – WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – A group of Shriners has sparked a major uproar in Winnipeg after it was reported the fez-festooned members held a men-only fundraiser for sick children that featured nude dancers and public sex acts.

The Leadership Training Workshops on Clergy Ethics and Abuse will be on 9/9 – 9/12/01 in Seattle, WA. For more info. 206-634-1903 ext. 14,,, Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence, 936 N 34th St, #200, Seattle, WA 98103

Minister Admits Molesting Children – by Jennifer Holland – Associated Press Greenwood, S.C. (AP) – a minister and former elementary school aide who videotaped himself molesting children pleaded guilty Monday to sexually abusing nearly two dozen youngsters and was sentenced to 60 years in prison. AP-NY-01-29-01

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)- NCJRS is an Internet source for research and information on criminal justice –

Silicon and cells – Electrical signals from human cells are coupled to silicon chips. Living tissue has been hooked up to electronic circuitry by scientists in Germany. The technique could lead to implants that communicate with the body and hybrid sensors made from biological material and silicon. “Having solved the principal problem of coupling cellular electrical signals with silicon electrical signals, we can now proceed to develop cellular biosensors,” New Scientist, 151 Wardour Street, London, W1F 8WE, England.

Jehovah’s Witnesses’ policy on child molesters attacked – Church says it follows laws on reporting suspected abuse By Peter Smith, the Courier-Journal – Louisville, KY (2/4/01) “The Jehovah’s Witnesses church is under growing attack by some of its members for policies they say can allow child molesters to go unreported…. Church officials say elders alert authorities to suspected abuse in states that require reporting. But in other states they prefer to take steps to protect children that don’t breach what they see as confidential communication between elders and members. Church policy also allows some confessed molesters – whose offenses are usually kept secret – to stay in the church community, sometimes with tragic results.”

Information on George Gehlen and Nazi War Criminals entering the U.S. is at :

Priest Allegedly Abused 2 Students During 1980s – Episcopal Rector Held on $2 Million Bond After Arrest in Illinois; Accusers Now in Their Thirties – by David Snyder -Washington Post Staff Writer – 2/8/01, Page B05

Electronic Journals and Periodicals and their urls are at :

Survivorship and Bay Area Women Against Rape present a conference for ritual abuse survivors 4/7/01 at Preservation Park, 668 13th Street, Oakland, California. The theme is “The A B C’s of Emotions.” The speaker is Molly Fisk. Survivorship’s web site is at For info. write Survivorship, PMB 139, 3181 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110-4515, or E-mail S.M.A.R.T. recommends always bringing a support person to all conferences. If you are a survivor of mind control and/or ritual abuse, S.M.A.R.T. recommends that you try to bring a support person that is familiar with mind control techniques. This url has more info on this:

I am searching for other survivors of sexual ritual abuse being practiced by the catholic church. I was allegedly sexually ritually abuse by a priest and a nun in the late 1950’s. I was made to watch and participate in various rituals. There was a group of six that came. They were strangers to our small town. Contact info As always, please use caution writing any resource in this newsletter.

ISSD NEWS, Volume 16, Number 2, June 1998 – Christine Comstock, PhD, Editor – President’s Message – Marlene Hunter, MD FCFP(C) – (Pages 1 and 5) has information on alleged media bias at or ISSD NEWS, 60 Revere Drive, Suite 500, Northbrook, IL 60062, Phone: 847/480-0899, E-mail:

Massachusetts Lawyer Weekly – SJC: PLAINTIFF CAN SUE FOR CHILD SEX-ABUSE 30 YEARS LATER By Paul J. Martinek – 2/12/00 – “A 43-year-old plaintiff could sue a defendant in 1999 for sexual abuse that the plaintiff claimed occurred nearly 30 years earlier even though the plaintiff had been aware of the sexual relationship all along and knew as early as 1978 that he was suffering from emotional problems, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today 5-1.” The case is Ross v. Garabedian, Lawyers Weekly No. 10-022-01.

Chronic pelvic pain and previous sexual abuse. Lampe A, Solder E, Ennemoser A, Schubert C, Rumpold G, Sollner W Obstet Gynecol 2000 Dec;96(6):929-33 CONCLUSION: Besides physical and emotional trauma, there is a significant association between sexual victimization before age 15 years and later chronic pelvic pain. From: Department of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University Hospitals, Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.

Dissociative identity disorder: Diagnosis and treatment in the Netherlands. Sno HN, Schalken HF Eur Psychiatry 1999 Sep;14(5):270-7 “We conclude that the diagnosis of DID is not to be dismissed as a local eccentricity. It is warranted as an explanatory framework in the context of a psychotherapeutic treatment.”

Dissociative identity disorder: An Australian series. Middleton W, Butler J Aust N Z J Psychiatry 1998 Dec;32(6):794-804 “Patients fulfilling diagnostic criteria for DID are regularly seen in Australian inpatient and outpatient settings. The dissociative symptomatology of the patients examined in the present study represents a significant component of a complex syndrome associated with a history of severe ongoing developmental trauma dating from early childhood.”