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 ALL of Martha Stout's books to be EXCEPTIONAL in their content...including the profundity of HER UNDERSTANDING [that, for me, REMAINS "light years" ahead of other... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joy Bright
An in-depth look at consciousness and how the mind constructs the phenomenon of awareness. Well written and although its slightly advanced it brings forth many new concepts and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Charles
I've only made it through the first few pages of the text and I am captivated. There is much instore for me with this reading.Published 5 months ago by Samantha Story
MARTHA STOUT!!! Need I say more!!! BEST author ever. Right on target, never misses a beat! Incredible Incredible Incredible!!! Thanks Amazon seller!!! Fantastic find. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Rachel W. Cronin
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 9 months ago by John Kerstiens