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Who Moved My Cheese?
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Vanishing
Exercises in Knitting
The Good Dream
The Very Best of Edgar Allan Poe
The Chosen
BT-Kids' Knits
Talking God
The Professor
The Christmas Files
The Finisher
Home Decor for 18-Inch Dolls: Create 10 Room Settings with Furniture and 15 Outfits with Accessories
Dracula and Other Stories
A New Song
Christy
All Quiet on the Western Front
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Monday, February 17, 2014

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

Switching Time: A Doctor's Harrowing Story of Treating a Woman with 17 PersonalitiesSwitching Time: A Doctor's Harrowing Story of Treating a Woman with 17 Personalities by Richard Baer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was an excellent book! It's hard to imagine what this woman went through and what resilience of character she had to just survive. Dr. Baer presents her as a severely depressed woman who keeps losing time. Like the classic MPD patient, she unknowingly created alters to take various abusive situations. While it helped her cope as a child, it began to become more and more dysfunctional as she got older.

Her 17 alters included children and adults, male and female. Two of the boy alters took the worst of the abuse allowing other personalities to essentially grow up without the knowledge and memories of the terrible things she suffered.

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