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Sybil Exposed The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple Personality Case (Hardcover)

Author:  Debbie Nathan
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 143916827X
ISBN-13: 9781439168271
Sku: 220695858
Publish Date: 10/18/2011
Pages:  320
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Debbie Nathan provides proof that the 1970s blockbuster "Sybil"--alleged non-fiction about a woman with multiple personality disorder--was fabricated.
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Debbie Nathan provides proof that the 1970s blockbuster Sybil—alleged non-fiction about a woman with multiple personality disorder—was fabricated.
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The pulpy 1973 best-selling book SYBIL, about the harrowing case of childhood abuse that resulted in a young woman's splintering into 16 personalities, was in large part responsible for drawing attention to the then-rare phenomenon of Multiple Personality Disorder (now known as Dissociative Identity Disorder), and making its diagnosis much more commonplace. However, Debbie Nathan's psychiatric sleuthing over 30 years later revealed that the "Sybil" case was based almost entirely on the misunderstandings and outright lies of the real Sybil, Shirley Mason, and her headstrong psychiatrist, Dr. Cornelia Wilbur. Complicit in the hoax was the author of SYBIL, Flora Rheta Schreiber, who knew the truth but continued to write her book, hoping for a bestseller. This page-turning expose questions the validity of Dissociative Identity Disorder, and cautions restraint when considering new psychiatric diagnoses.

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"The true story of Sybil has found its ideal historian in Debbie Nathan. . . . This is the book that should be a made-for-TV movie." - Carol Tavris 10/29/2011

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0320
Product attributePublisher:   Free Press
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