confabulation \kon-FAB-yuh-lay-shuhn\ , noun: 1.Familiar talk; easy, unrestrained, unceremonious conversation. 2.(Psychology) A plausible but imagined memory that fills in gaps in what is remembered.
"Sigmund Freud, a stubborn, bullying interrogator of hysterical women, harangued his patients into building fantasies and traumas that fit into his grand narrative scheme, eliciting confabulations rather than actual memories." -- Jennifer Howard, "Neurosis 1990s-Style", Civilization, April/May 1997