living multi personality disorder Essay

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1. M. Keenan, "The Devil and Dr. Braun," New City article, 1995-JUN-22: Mentioned in FMS Foundation Newsletter, at: http://www.fmsfonline.org/fmsf99.n24.html
2. The International Society for the Study of Dissociation has a web site at: http://www.issd.org/ Its official publication is the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation. See: http://www.issd.org/indexpage/jtdauthorsinfo.html There are allegations that the ISSD controls the content of the The Journal of Psychiatry & Law (JPSLA). These are not to be mistaken for the The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law or International Journal of Law and Psychiatry."
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Sybil would also introduce herself as someone else many times during the same session. Sybil shared her mind with about seven different people. The doctor started to carry on continual sessions with her regularly and many times Sybil would claim to be someone else.
To help better understand and treat Sybil the doctor would slowly question Sybil’s personalities. She found she had better luck talking with Sybil’s personalities than Sybil herself. This would help the Doctor get to the root of Sybil’s problems and reasons behind this disorder. Sometimes Sybil would be a very nice sweet innocent young girl or as different as a young well behaved French lady. The differences in these personalities are endless. Each personality responded differently to the doctor’s treatment. She used Hypnosis which seemed to be the most successful out of all of her treatments. Hypnosis allowed Sybil to not be afraid of her past and to overcome her fears. This would in turn help her let go of many of the personalities she hid behind to keep the “bad” memories away.
When speaking as Gina the young lady from Paris Sybil would seem very confident and fearless. Gina would say things that she didn’t care to much for in regards to Sybil. The Doctor noted this and would try to confront Sybil about specific things Gina would
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