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Got Parts?: An Insider's Guide to Managing Life Successfully with Dissociative Identity Disorder

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Got Parts? is a practical self-help guide for adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse. It is filled with coping strategies, techniques, and hopes for DID survivors to master real-life issues in relationships, work, parenting, school, time-management, self-care, and medical treatment.


Got Parts? is the first book from Loving Healing Press in the New Horizons in Therapy

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Published January 1st 2005 by Loving Healing Press (first published December 15th 2004)
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LAURI CRUMLEY COATES
We often see characters in tv shows and movies who have multiple personality disorder. They are usually not portrayed realistically. This book sheds a tremendous amount of light on a much misunderstood malady. Today, we refer to this disorder as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). This name for the disorder is much more descriptive of the actual disorder. Previously, it was believed by most to be an extremely rare condition, bought on by some sort of trauma. Today, psychologists understand tha ...more
knot
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dissociation
I haven't gotten very far through this book but I'm not sure I'm going to bother finishing. It has some useful bits, but also some potentially damaging and frankly just plain incorrect information. Accusing readers - *trauma survivors* - of being deceitful when they say "I don't know who I am" (which is a totally normal experience) is an awful thing to do.
The section on headspaces (referred to as "domes") is pretty good, and we may still dip back into this book now and again, but we're going to
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laitberry
Aug 07, 2020 rated it liked it
RATING: 3 stars

I enjoyed this book, relatively speaking, and found that it had a lot of useful advice and insight regarding some issues that systems may face. Along with some other reviews I’ve seen, I do agree that some parts came across a bit patronizing and overly simplistic, though to be fair, this book is intended for those who are newly diagnosed and may not be as familiar with the terminology or the workings of the condition. This book is a bit old, and possibly outdated, so there were w
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Danielle Calloway
Incredible guide

I don't have MPD, yet this book helps me understand it and my friend better. Well written. I highly recommend this book.
Rayel Long Soul System
Basic but handy and friendly :)
CawfeeDrinker
Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Difficult and important content.
Lo
Sep 30, 2016 added it
After reading this, I can see why the reviews are mixed. This book seems to be wonderful at what it does, but that's a little different than most books in the field.

If you're looking for something scholarly, there are better options. This provides a detailed glimpse of what it's like to live with an exceptionally misunderstood illness, in a warm, funny, human voice, and is very well-done if that's what you want.
Heather Browne
Jul 11, 2013 rated it it was ok
A very strange playful almost patronizing style which felt disrespectful to me for a very challenging and disturbing condition to endure. Techniques were good but presentation made it frustrating to read, Basic coverage was adequate. A template of what needs to/is happening. I would have appreciated clinical examples.
Angie crosby
Jul 28, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alex, d-i-d, non-fiction
Awesome book. A must read for those who are multiple. Contains all sorts of interesting things. Written by a multiple system. Contains stuff about managing life, practical things.
Rob
Dec 09, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
very simple easy read. Felt a little patronising but maybe good if you just got diagnosed.
Anjuli
Jun 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People with DID
Shelves: own, psychology, d-i-d
Good, beginner, self-help book for people with DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder). Not written for professionals.
Vera
Feb 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: did
It was an interesting read, it held some good ideas and helpful tips, but most of these tips and tricks are useful for smaller systems, rather than large ones.
Julie
Nov 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
one of the very few good books I have read about treating and living with DID
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Shelves: psychology
A little cheesy at times, but overall good and with interesting information.
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“Remembering things or processing memories can be a charged, or frightening, or uncomfortable time. It can help to imagine yourself being a reporter. This can take pressure off of needing to remember 'all the details' or not wanting to 'be wrong about something', if you simply just write down whatever comes to you down on paper without editing it, censoring it, or passing judgment—for the time being—on either its content, or on whether it is l00% accurate in every way. Simply write it down and come back to it later, when things may make more sense, or as additional information comes to you...” 2 likes
“The System Map is like an internal family tree, though it can be drawn out in whatever format, in whatever way is easy for the System to understand. It will contain and illustrate information such as who split off from whom and how you all relate to each other. As you become more aware of your System over time, your System Map may grow as you encounter newly discovered parts. It may also change over time as you come to have greater understanding of your System and how you all relate to and interrelate with each other.” 1 likes
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