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Book Title: The Myth of Sanity: Divided Consciousness and the Promise of Awareness|
The author of the book: Martha Stout
Date of issue: February 1st 2002
ISBN 13: 9781101161630
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 846 KB
Edition: Penguin Books
Read full description of the books The Myth of Sanity: Divided Consciousness and the Promise of Awareness:"When we say a friend was 'like a different person,' we may be more right than we know."
-The Boston Globe
Why does a gifted psychiatrist suddenly begin to torment his own beloved wife?
How can a ninety-pound woman carry a massive air conditioner to the second floor of her home, install it in a window unassisted, and then not remember how it got there?
Why would a brilliant feminist law student ask her fiancé to treat her like a helpless little girl?
How can an ordinary, violence-fearing businessman once have been a gun-packing vigilante prowling the crime districts for a fight?
A startling new study in human consciousness, The Myth of Sanity is a landmark book about forgotten trauma, dissociated mental states, and multiple personality in everyday life.
In its groundbreaking analysis of childhood trauma and dissociation and their far-reaching implications in adult life, it reveals that moderate dissociation is a normal mental reaction to pain and that even the most extreme dissociative reaction-multiple personality-is more common than we think. Through astonishing stories of people whose lives have been shattered by trauma and then remade, The Myth of Sanity shows us how to recognize these altered mental states in friends and family, even in ourselves.
"We only think we're sane, says this Harvard psychologist... The befuddled, normally sane masses can learn a lot from the victims of grave psychological abuse."
-Dallas Morning Star
Read information about the authorAuthor and Ph.D. in psychology.
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