- Mass Market Paperback: 512 pages
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Reissue edition (1973)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0446550124
- ISBN-13: 978-0446550123
- Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 1.1 x 7.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 189 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,605 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Flora Rheta Schreiber was the psychiatry editor of Science Digest when she first heard about Sybil. She spent seven years writing this book. She is also the author of The Shoemaker. She died in 1988 in New York City of a heart attack.
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Her little mind split into multiple personalities so as to be able to protect her from the trauma as it was happening. A daily ritual for her.
It is also fascinating how our brain works to try to help protect us either by fragmenting into multiple personalities, or other ways such as repressed memories, dissociation.
Unfortunately, this kind of extreme abuse is still happening, but to a greater degree. Now, there are services available to help and support those who have been, and those who are continuing to be, viciously traumatized.
Be warned this book is extremely explicate, not for children.
How sad to know that her suffering resulted in the many
Selves " Sybil " had to become to survive