Repressed Memories : Most victims of child abuse repress some or all of the memory of the abuse at great expense to their health and emotional well-being. Drawing from her extensive clinical experience, Renee Fredrickson has written a supportive and encouraging book to help abuse victims understand: how memory repression happens. What the warning signs are for memory repression. The impact memory repression can have on their lives. Why it is vital to recover all the pieces of the puzzle. How to recover the memories and begin healing.