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In the 1970s some 50 cases of multiple personality were reported; there had been 90 in the previous 150 years. This book presents 28 case histories, from the earliest identifiable case in 1811 to a widely publicized one in the 1980s. These fascinating histories illustrate a wide variety of symptoms and behavior--the very factors that make diagnosis so difficult. The cases show that the causes of multiple personality disorders can range from deep and complicated psychological traumas to a simple physical injury like a blow to the head. Associated phenomena include chronic sleepwalking, persistent time loss, epilepsy, automatic writing, hallucination and several kinds and degrees of amnesia.
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The late Louis Baldwin (February 14, 1919-April 21, 2006) worked as a technical writer for a scientific and engineering laboratory for twenty years before retiring to freelance writing. The author of several books, he lived in San Diego, California.Review:
"immensely readable accounts of famous and not-so-famous cases of multiple personality"--Columbia Road Review.
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Book Description McFarland Publishing, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0899501249