The Stranger in the Mirror: The Hidden Epidemic
Discover groundbreaking findings on a hidden epidemic -- and why it so often is misdiagnosed.
You peer into the mirror and have trouble recognizing yourself. You feel as if you're going through the motions of life or you're watching a movie of yourself.
These are all symptoms of dissociation -- a debilitating psychological condition involving feelings of disconnection that affects 30 million people in North America and often goes untreated. The Stranger in the Mirror offers unique guidelines for identifying and recovering from dissociative symptoms based on Dr. Marlene Steinberg's breakthrough diagnostic test. Filled with fascinating case histories of people with multiple personalities, this book provides enlightening insights into how all of us respond to trauma and overcome it. Her innovative method of treatment will benefit anyone in search of a healthier sense of self and a heightened capacity for joy.
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If you're looking for a very basic explanation of dissociation that focuses heavily on Dissociative Identity Disorder, this might be a good read. However, if you're looking for something that goes into more depth about depersonalization, derealization, and dissociative amnesia, look elsewhere. This book only devotes a couple of short chapters to them. I also have a problem with the way in which the book is written. There is an obnoxious overuse of cliché terms and wording that I think perpetuates stereotypes about people who have mental illnesses. The author also uses examples of "case studies" - people who appear to be "otherwise ordinary" (they have a job, are married, have kids, etc.) but who supposedly have been diagnosed with DID. These examples are given every few sentences and it becomes both repetitive and distracting.
In Their Own Words
A Healthy Defense Gone Wrong
Debunking the Myths
RECOGNIZING THE SIGNS AND RATING YOUR SYMPTOMS
The Five Core Symptoms
The Black Hole of Lost Memories
Watching Yourself from a Distance
A Visit to the Land of Oz
Men Abuse and Dissociative Disorders
The Four Cs
When You Dont Know Who You Are
One Person Many Selves
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