You won't believe what you've read! I skimmed much of this book and followed the actual story of what happened more than I did the speculation on the causes behind the fraud. My opinion though, I could be totally wrong. Richly researched, written in a style so compelling and with a voice so strong, I found it to be a page-turner I hated to put down. Wilbur for analysis, there wasn't a lot of material on multiple personalities now called dissociative identity disorder. Cornelia Wilbur her Psychiatrist and Flora Rheta Schreiber the person who writes the book Sybil. Nuance is not Nathan's strong point.
Why did I read this book? The book actually brought about a change in the attitude toward Multiple Personalities. Because I'm a novelist and spend a lot of time in a hypnotic state when I make up completely fictional stories, I recognized the state the therapist induced with her hypnotic technique. However, after reading a review of the book in People magazine and knowing the background of the original 'non-fiction' book, Sybil, I couldn't resist reading Sybil Exposed. If I get a chance to read Sybil I will not rate that book either, until I really know the truth. But then, as someone who has worked with abused kids for over 12 years, I know the real thing all too well. It was horrifying what Sybil went through, and amazing that she was able to seek help, find it, and accept it.
This tale of child abuse and and its deep psychological scars, based on a true story, follows Sybil Sally Field , an introverted student living alone in New York City who suffers from multiple personality disorder. And yes, it is a myth. If you want to use this to fire yourself up. An explanation was provided in the early 1990s by a prominent, elderly psychiatrist who had known Dr. It's also a good example of a woman Mason with a very real medical condition pernicious anemia being diagnosed as having a psychiatric disorder. Wilbur died in 1992, and Mason followed her friend only a few years later.
I lived through the various scandals such as McMartin Preschool debacle, and knew some of the players as colleagues. During the 1970's I worked at an adult home where we had a female patient who held a doctorate degree. These lapses were what eventually made her seek out psychiatric help. Her other selves include some astonishing characters. Sybil seemed like a normal girl, living a simple quiet life as a substitute schoolteacher.
We have to remember when reading Nathan's book that child protective laws were nil during that time. Only read this if you can stomach reading about horrible things happening to little children. Sybil's parents were in their forties before Sybil was born after a series of miscarriages. Cornelia Wilbur all names changed to protect the identities of the individuals. However, Hattie also suffered from untreated schizophrenia and Willard lived his life in denial.
Around this time, Queen Victoria is coroneted, redefining the roles of women in English society. Sometimes these personalities even broke through on their own. I was mainly curious to see what was behind the story of Sybil. One thing I had issues with was that Sybild, being obviously severely so disturbed, could pose as quite balanced and 'normal' in her everyday life. The ingredients were obvious - a disturbed and suggestible young woman, a grossly inadequate fame-seeking psychiatrist, and an unethical journalist. اين كتاب رو ٦سال پيش زمانى دانشجو بودم يكى از استاد هاى خوبم بهم معرفى كرد ولى تاكنون فرصت نكرده بودم تهيه كنم و بخونم.
But her methods were unethical at best and criminal at worst. I realize that, historically, medicine is full of quackery. Some of the historic facts about the women are rather interesting if it is true. از اونجايي كه هم در خانواده ى مادر و هم در خاندان پدريش نشانه هايى از اين اختلال وجود داشته. So many people fell in love with the story, the fragile but surprisi Once in a while, a book comes along that provides a jaw dropping moment in almost every chapter. I think it would have worked better if Nathan focused on that, and the practices that Connie did.
در حدود شش سال پس از انتشار کتاب، موضوع حقانیت و علمی بودنِ تشخیص بیماران چند شخصیتی، که مورد قبول و تائید محافل پزشکی قرار گرفته بود، با عنوان اختلال چند شخصیتی، در کتاب تشخیص بیماریهای روانی چاپ شد. Instead of reading Sybil, read Sybil Exposed. از اونجايي كه هم در خانواده ى مادر و هم در خاندان پدريش نشانه هايى از اين اختلال وجود داشته. Vanessa and Marcia emerged at different times but developed a close personal relationship with one another and utilize Sybil's body simultaneously. Her suicidal impulse, blaming herself for the treatment she receives from her mother, is another crucial aspect of the story.