Drawing from 20 years of treating such patients, Stout presents several composite characters to illustrate all levels of dissociative behavior: from the very serious DID (dissociative identity disorder, or "switching" among distinct personalities) to the nearly universal "brief phasing out" (losing a thought or getting "caught up" in something). As each patient undergoes psychoanalysis, Stout highlights clues for identifying trauma sufferers and lends advice to their loved ones. Tending away from scientific data or supportive research findings--while tending toward a fiction-lover's prose--The Myth of Sanity focuses on personal stories and Stout's zealous admiration for responsible therapy patients who wake to a sanity unclouded by past fears. --Liane Thomas --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I find this a work of penetrating insight into the human condition, which seems to make one aware of our dark side affecting not just those who are mentally ill or criminally... Read morePublished 3 months ago by John Kerstiens
Well written adventure into a world of dissociation that reveals the painful psyches in trauma survivors and the protective strategies of all of us at times. A fascinating read.Published 4 months ago by Steven V. Ruddell
I read the author's previous book, the Sociopath Next Door. It was a very intriguing work and it inspired me to order this book. Both have lived up to expectations. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ryan Charlton
If one is looking for a clearly written and easy to understand analysis of Dissociative Identity Disorders I would highly recommend this book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jeff L Poljak
I had a specific purposes for reading this book. It was very helpful in understanding the life of a close friend. Read morePublished 10 months ago by J. H. Armstrong
This was one of the best books I read on the subject back then when I was looking for more of my own answersPublished 11 months ago by Jacqueline M. Seiwell
A very good book that shows great insight into the human mind. I struggle with sane vs insane. People with a major depression disease are not insane. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Grandma B