Switching 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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