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Sybil Exposed by Debbie Nathan
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Jun 11, 12

Read in June, 2012

Is there really such a "state" as multiple personality disorder. Or are we just many facets of one? This small book draws from all of the papers, records, files, photos, and tapes that are available to anyone who wants to wade through them at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and elsewhere, concerning the sensationalized case of "Sybil".
This was the 1972 blockbuster book that broke the barriers of psychoanalysis into a million pieces, and brought daytime talk shows at least 2 decades of relentless reports on child abuse, satanic cults and regression that never happened.
Turning the anacronym MPD into a media sensation. But does this condition actually exist?
This well researched book, follows the triad of the real Sybil, Shriley Mason, her doctor, Dr. Connie Wilbur, and Flora Schroeber the author of "Sybil", as they travel down that slippery slope of, having an overpowering desire for power, misdiagnosing on the couch, editing the truth to fit the need, hiding the things that don't fit, dressing the part, keeping Sybil out of sight, and dying before anyone can hold them accountable.
I must say I did find this a scathing exposé on how women often do other women the most harm, by labeling them the weaker sex. Dr. Wilber wanted to be a source of power and strength, and instead became, worse than Shirley could have ever possibly imagined her mother to be. A domineering, controlling, lying, drug inducing wretch, who left her penniless , dying alone. Terrific insight and well worth the read.
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