Phillips, a Washington, D.C., therapist, explains that "The Troops" are the multiple personalitiesapproximately 80 men and womenof the pseudonymous Truddi Chase, who first consulted him in 1980. He further maintains that the patient, a successful businesswoman now in her 50s, has been "asleep" since she was raped at the age of two by her stepfather, who continued to sexually abuse her for 14 years. The cluster of personalities, speaking through a troop member dubbed the "Recorder," talk about their suffering for the primary victim who, it is also revealed, was mistreated by her mother as well. There are sensational episodes described by beings identified as social Alvira, hard Nails, alert Gatekeeper and others. Although the novelistic overtones in the text strain credibility, the book nonetheless proves to be a convincing, affecting case study. Author Tour.
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The strange world inhabited by those afflicted with schizophrenia or multiple personality syndrome is virtually impenetrable. By illuminating these convoluted worlds, both books make major contributions to the understanding of mental illness. North began to exhibit manifestations of schizophrenia as a child. Desite her acceptance of "voices" and "visions" as reality, the reader can easily identify with her as she struggles through her schooling. She graphically descibes her breakdowns and traumatic hospitalizations during her college years and in medical school. Her eventual success in conquering her disability and attaining her goal of becoming a physician evokes a sense of exhilaration. --Carol R. Glatt, New Jersey Bioethics Commission, Trenton
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
great book. read it years ago. finally got another copy. thanx a bunch.Published 18 days ago by a.e.hyde
This one was terrific. Engaging, interesting, and with a "surprise" ending. I'd love to know how the author(s) are doing these days. What a personal triumph.Published 25 days ago by IMNotU
Very good, the reader gets an accurate account of a person suffering from a mental illness. Its amazing what the mind is capable of doing to make life bearable.Published 1 month ago by hp sauce
So excited to have this book. Came in used condition better than I expected and it was very early.Published 5 months ago by Ms. DJ
One of the Seminal works about Dissociative Identity Disorder.Published 5 months ago by RHONA BURTON
I loved this book. It helped to have a notebook beside me to keep track of the different personalities and their traits as I read through the pages. Read morePublished 6 months ago by R. Carlson
An amazing book written by an amazing woman that is almost too amazing for words. I read it bit by bit at first and then got more and more into it and it is very hard wrenching and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Charlotte Sometimes