The Sum of My Parts: A Survivor’s Story of Dissociative Identity Disorder

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New Harbinger Publications #ad - In this riveting story, olga struggles to unearth memories from her childhood, and parallel identities—Olga at five years old, Olga at thirteen—come forth and demand to be healed. By the first day of kindergarten, Olga Trujillo had already survived years of abuse and violent rape at the hands of her tyrannical father.

. Over the next ten years, she would develop the ability to numb herself to the constant abuse by splitting into distinct mental “parts. Dissociative identity disorder DID had begun to take hold, protecting Olga’s mind from the tragic realities of her childhood. In the sum of my parts, olga reveals her life story for the first time, chronicling her heroic journey from survivor to advocate and her remarkable recovery from DID.

The Sum of My Parts: A Survivor's Story of Dissociative Identity Disorder #ad - This brave, unforgettable memoir charts the author’s triumph over the most devastating conditions and will inspire anyone whose life has been affected by trauma. Formerly known as multiple personality disorder, DID is defined by the presence of two or more identities.

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I Am WE: My Life with Multiple Personalities

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Christine Pattillo LLC #ad - Was her husband going to leave her? how was she going to tell her mother, each carving out their own quality time? How would they all integrate in society? What happens when one of the alters wants to have a baby of her own? And a suicidal one wants to destroy them all? In this fascinating memoir, siblings, and friends? How would people judge her? And how would she and the alters live day to day out in the open, Christine shares her incredible journey of life with MPD.

But she kept her secret hidden from everyone around her, including her own husband. Readers come to know all of the alters hope, Rim, Chrissy, SHE, Tristan, Q, and Cyndi as the unique and extraordinary individuals they are. As long as christine could remember, she lived with Multiple Personality Disorder MPD or Dissociative Identity Disorder DID.

I Am WE: My Life with Multiple Personalities #ad - . Many people have secrets they are fearful to share with those who love them. Join christine and her family as they share their highs and lows, triumphs and losses, and above all the love they have for one other. We also hear from christine’s husband, family, and therapist, friends, who relate firsthand the joys and challenges of living with MPD.

While theories about the condition abound, none are more qualified to discuss it than those living it. I am we dispels many common, often misguided conceptions about MPD. It wasn’t until the age of forty-one and after ten years of counseling that she finally managed to utter the seven most difficult words of her life: “There is more than one of me.

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Got Parts? An Insider's Guide to Managing Life Successfully with Dissociative Identity Disorder New Horizons in Therapy Book 1

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Modern History Press #ad - Got parts? was written by a survivor of DID in association with her therapist and therapy group. Got parts will help you introduce yourself to your internal family and improve its communication, integration, and well-being. Coping strategies included help you with issues related to triggers, flashbacks, and body memories.

Although written to carefully avoid triggering, it delivers well-grounded guidelines for living that DID people need to do on the way to recovery. This book is filled with successful coping techniques and strategies to enhance the day-to-day functioning of adult survivors of DID in relationships, parenting, work, self-confidence, and self-care.

Symptoms can include depression, memory loss, mood swings, lack of self-care, distrust, detachment, substance abuse, propensity for trances, sleep and eating disorders, panic or anxiety attacks, and distress or impairment at work. Formerly called multiple personality disorder, DID is a condition in which a person has two or more distinct identities or personality states that recurrently take control of the person's consciousness and behavior.

Got Parts? An Insider's Guide to Managing Life Successfully with Dissociative Identity Disorder New Horizons in Therapy Book 1 #ad - Got parts also includes a detailed list of outside resources you can draw on. This book is intended to be used in conjunction with a therapist and is not a substitute for therapy. Once thought of as a rare and mysterious psychiatric curiosity, sexual, and/or emotional abuse, Dissociative Identity Disorder DID is now understood to be a fairly common outcome of severe trauma in young children—most typically extreme and repeated physical, and often lack of attachment.

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When Rabbit Howls

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Berkley #ad - What emerged from her sessions was terrifying: Truddi’s mind and body were inhabited by the Troops—ninety-two individual voices that emerged to shield her from her traumatizing childhood. For years the troops created a world where she could hide from the pain of the ritualized sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her own stepfather—abuse that began when she was only two years old.

It was a past that truddi didn’t even know existed, until she and her therapist took a journey to where the nightmare began. Written by the troops themselves, when Rabbit Howls is told by the very alter-egos who stayed with Truddi Chase, watched over her, and protected her. What they reveal is a spellbinding descent into a personal hell—and an ultimate, triumphant deliverance for the woman they became.

When Rabbit Howls #ad - A woman diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder reveals her harrowing journey from abuse to recovery in this #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography written by her own multiple personalities. Successful, happily married Truddi Chase began therapy hoping to find the reasons behind her extreme anxiety, mood swings, and periodic blackouts.

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The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook Sourcebooks

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McGraw-Hill Education #ad - Finally, the media have long chronicled the lives of people with dissociative identity disorder DID, a book that addresses your concerns about DIDFrom Eve to Sybil to Truddi Chase, formerly known as multiple personality disorder. The dissociative identity disorder sourcebook serves as a much-needed bridge for communication between the dissociative individual and therapists, family, and friends who also have to learn to deal with the effects of this truly astonishing disorder.

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The Flock: The Autobiography of a Multiple Personality

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Ballantine Books #ad - Deftly told and studded with striking images. Publishers Weekly. The groundbreaking first-person account of successful recovery from dissociative identity disorder, a married twenty-six-year-old graduate student, now featuring a new preface by the author When Joan Frances Casey, “awoke” on the ledge of a building ready to jump, it wasn’t the first time she couldn’t explain her whereabouts.

She prescribed a radical program of reparenting therapy to individually treat her patient’s twenty-four separate personalities. Praise for the flock “a testimony to casey’s courage and the dedication of her therapist, who believed that a profoundly fragmented self has the capacity to heal within a loving therapeutic relationship.

The Flock: The Autobiography of a Multiple Personality #ad - The new york times book Review   “Absolutely mesmerizing. As lynn came to know joan’s distinct selves—josie, the self-destructive toddler; Rusty, the motherless boy; Renee, the people pleaser—she uncovered a pattern of emotional and physical abuse that had nearly consumed a remarkable young woman.

. The first coherent autobiographical study of its kind. The detroit news   “A compelling psychological odyssey offering unique insights into a nightmare world. Kirkus reviews   “Extraordinary.

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Fractured Mind: The Healing of a Person with Dissociative Identity Disorder

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Bruwicked Productions #ad - But process she did through a great deal of emotional pain and physical discomfort. The reader will follow debra as she reveals an unusually close relationship with God and what she calls the "Other Realm. The story witnesses the love and comfort of God, but it also tells of God's wisdom and justice. Bruce's writing is a testimony of unconditional love, kindness, and dedication to the health of a person.

Bruce's wisdom and spiritual understanding lend an amazing perspective on the struggles of healing from violence. He exemplifies a true friend. Dissociative identity Disorder is not a mental illness, but a disorder. It is a heart-wrenching story of horror, acceptance, pain, and hope. Many years ago, DID was called Multiple Personality Disorder.

Fractured Mind: The Healing of a Person with Dissociative Identity Disorder #ad - Because her mind fractured, she has been able to live in society very successfully. Many people with DID are successful professionals, and Debra is no exception. Due to the trauma, debra has been unable to overcome serious fears and beliefs about herself and her world. Debra brings her relationship with her God to life in the book and that relationship seems as real as any relationship with a loving, guiding, parent.

Debra writes a narrative throughout the book, but the main writing style is an email dialogue between her, her "parts", and Bruce. She is no longer bound by the horrors of her past.

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The Stranger in the Mirror: The Hidden Epidemic

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Her innovative method of treatment will benefit anyone in search of a healthier sense of self and a heightened capacity for joy. You feel as if you're going through the motions of life or you're watching a movie of yourself. These are all symptoms of dissociation -- a debilitating psychological condition involving feelings of disconnection that affects 30 million people in North America and often goes untreated.

Discover groundbreaking findings on a hidden epidemic -- and why it so often is misdiagnosed. You peer into the mirror and have trouble recognizing yourself. Marlene Steinberg's breakthrough diagnostic test. Filled with fascinating case histories of people with multiple personalities, this book provides enlightening insights into how all of us respond to trauma and overcome it.

The Stranger in the Mirror: The Hidden Epidemic #ad - The stranger in the mirror offers unique guidelines for identifying and recovering from dissociative symptoms based on Dr.

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A Fractured Mind: My Life with Multiple Personality Disorder

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Hachette Books #ad - With Dr. This is the powerful and moving story of one person's struggle with this terrifying illness. After his family and friends intervened, Oxnam received help from a psychiatrist, Dr. It wasn't until 1990 during a session with Dr. Smith that the first of Oxnam's eleven alternate personalities--an angry young boy named Tommy--suddenly emerged.

Robert's courage in facing his situation and overcoming his painful past makes for a dramatic and inspiring book. Smith's help, oxnam began the exhausting and fascinating process of uncovering his many personalities and the childhood trauma that caused his condition. The book includes an epilogue by Dr. Oxnam, the successful china scholar and president of the Asia Society, faced up to what he thought was his biggest personal challenge: alcoholism.

A Fractured Mind: My Life with Multiple Personality Disorder #ad - But this dependency masked a problem far more serious: Multiple Personality Disorder. At the peak of his professional career, after having led the Asia Society for nearly a decade, Oxnam was haunted by periodic blackouts and episodic rages. Smith in which he describes Robert's case, the treatment, and the nature of multiple personality disorder.

In 1989, robert B. Jeffrey smith, and entered a rehab center.

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Switching Time: A Doctor's Harrowing Story of Treating a Woman with 17 Personalities

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Broadway Books #ad - One “alter” is a young boy filled with frightening aggression; another an adult male who considers himself Karen’s protector; a third a sassy flirt who seeks dominance over the others. Realizing that his patient represents an extreme case of multiple personality disorder, Baer faces the daunting task of creating a therapy that will make Karen whole again.

Under hypnosis, these alternate Karen personalities reveal themselves in shocking variety. While trying to discover the root cause of her memory loss, Baer works to gain Karen's trust, but it's years before he learns the true extent of the trauma buried in her past. Soon baer receives letters from others claiming to be parts of Karen.

An absorbing journey through a psychiatrist’s dauntingly challenging first case of multiple personality disorder--from the beginning of therapy to stable integration and recovery. Colin ross, karen overhill walks into psychiatrist richard baer’s office seeking help for her depression and a persistent memory problem: she routinely loses parts of her day, finds herself in places she doesn't remember going to, author of Multiple Personality Order and The Osiris ComplexIn 1989, and is told about conversations she doesn’t remember having.

Switching Time: A Doctor's Harrowing Story of Treating a Woman with 17 Personalities #ad - What she eventually reveals is nearly beyond belief, a narrative of a childhood spent grappling with unimaginable horror. As powerful as sybil or the three faces of eve, switching time is the first complete account of such therapy to be told from the perspective of the treating physician, a stunningly devoted healer who worked selflessly for decades so that Karen could one day live as a single human being.

It’s marked with karen’s return address but contains a letter from a little girl who writes that she’s seven years old and lives inside of Karen.

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All of Me: How I Learned to Live with the Many Personalities Sharing My Body

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Chicago Review Press #ad - Sometimes funny and ultimately uplifting, this brave illumination of the links and intersections between memory, and creativity offers a glimpse into the mind of someone with DID and helps readers understand the confusion, mental illness, frustration, and everyday difficulties in living with this disorder.

From the desperate struggle to win back the child she loves to the courage and commitment needed to make sense of her life, this account recalls Kim Noble's many years in and out of mental institutions and various diagnoses until finally being appropriately diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder DID.

All of Me: How I Learned to Live with the Many Personalities Sharing My Body #ad - Described as a creative way some minds cope with unbearable pain, DID causes Kim's body to play host to more than 20 different personalities—from a little boy who speaks only Latin and an elective mute to a gay man and an anorexic teenager. Taking the reader through an extraordinary world where the very nature of reality is different, this personal narrative tells the story of one woman’s terrifying battle to understand her own mind.

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