"Thorough and accurate. Jane Hyman vividly portrays the internal world of DID and understands the logic and function of dissociated parts of the mind. This is the most detailed exploration I have read of the different types of parts, their origins and functions."
--Colin A. Ross, M.D. Past President, The International Society for the Study of Dissociation and author of Dissociative Identity Disorder
Be inspired by these women who have survived--and even thrived--with dissociative identity disorder
People with dissociative identity disorder (formerly called multiple personality disorder) are widely thought to be highly dysfunctional. This fascinating book debunks this myth. I Am More Than One gives you an inside look at women who have achieved success while living with the condition. Their uplifting stories shed light on a misunderstood but manageable condition—and point the way toward an active, functional, and fulfilling life.
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“I've lived this way and managed for all of my life. And I don't view it as dysfunctional, actually. I like the way that I am, and it works.”
--Lucy, 44, a social worker
You can lead a fulfilled and productive life, even with the challenges of dissociative identity disorder. The women in I Am More than One are living proof that you can find new sources of strength through family and friends, build a rewarding, successful career, and still hold on to your own unique identity. Their stories are messages of hope and encouragement drawn from their real-life experiences as working women who have struggled, endured, and, ultimately, prevailed.
You'll meet Samantha, a lawyer who learned that one part of her mind helped her earn her degree and launch her own business while other parts had no idea what was happening . . . Reba, a registered nurse with multiple personalities who negotiates with all of them to perform different everyday tasks more smoothly . . . Caroline, a busy grandmother and accountant who enjoys having part of her mind exclusively for work . . . and seven other strong, unforgettable women who are trying to live their lives to the fullest.About the Author:
Jane Wegscheider Hyman, Ph.D., is a researcher and writer on women's health and a member of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation. She is the author of several books and a contributor to the bestsellers The New Our Bodies, Ourselves and Ourselves, Growing Older.
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