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Multiple Personality Disorder from the Inside Out

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In "Multiple Personality Disorder from the Inside Out," 146 people who have MPD and their significant others reveal the complex issues of diagnosis, therapy, and maintaining personal relationships. These writings have been gathered into a compelling and practical volume for anyone interested in improving the support network for individuals who suffer with MPD.

MPD has been
Paperback, 245 pages
Published March 17th 2006 by Sidran Press (first published September 4th 1991)
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Mar 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book was beneficial in assisting me with better understanding the experiences my clients live through with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Although not compiled specifically for clinicians, I found it gave me insight that I wouldn't have gotten in an academic piece.

I highly recommend this book for anyone who lives with DID, for their family and friends, and for Therapists and Case Managers who work with people diagnosed with DID (MPD). The book encourages empathy with, and greater understan
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Jul 28, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: alex, d-i-d, non-fiction
I like this because it has things written by other multiples. That helps some here feel less alone.

Yet it is not a book for everyone.
Oct 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was the book that told us things had to change.

Under the auspices of Many Voices and the ISSMPD (now ISSTD), essays and notes by abuse survivors and trauma-split multiples. According to the publisher's description, we are to be reassured that the writers are "guided by therapists", as if they couldn't write independently. They could and did, and each unique voice in the text is clear.

The way this worked, readers of Many Voices and members of the ISSMPD were asked to write essays in response
Jun 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Although this is a somewhat dated book, but it is a gem (compiled in 1991 -- which is not that long ago, but considering how far the fields of psychology and psychiatry have come since then, it definitely makes a difference). MPD -- known today as DID, or dissociative identity disorder -- is discussed here in detail, but not by therapists or psychiatrists. It is, instead, a collection of various writings done by people who live with DID, whether multiples themselves or their spouses/friends/fami ...more
Aug 13, 2015 rated it liked it
This book was mentioned in Cuckoo by Madison Clell and given that I have recently been interested in reading about DID I decided to give it a shot. I imagine that the book is helpful for most people with MPD as there's a wealth of personal stories being told here. I'm also starting to understand the book's historical context since literature on MPD was scarce when it was compiled in the early 90s.

That said, I have one major complaint I'd like to address and it's the editing. The chapters in this
Jun 05, 2007 rated it really liked it
Probably the most memorable and helpful book I've ever read on the subject.
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