Did Unpacked: A Parable
A quick read to show what lies ahead
DID Unpacked is a short ebook that will help you understand what to expect on your journey to recovery. Written as a parable, I hope all your parts will easily understand it. Welcome to the journey!
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Books On Dissociative Identity Disorder
“As if It Didn’t Happen:A Memoir of Abuse, Multiple Personalities and Hope”
Becoming One: A Story of Triumph Over Multiple Personality Disorder
Sarah E. Olson was interviewed by HealthyPlace to talk about her Dissociative Identity Disorder.
Switching Time: A Doctor’s Harrowing Story of Treating a Woman with 17 Personalities by: Richard Baer
Reader Comment: “After reading Switching Time, I am not only convinced but am in awe of the complexity of the human ability to cope with horrific abuse.”
The Stranger In The Mirrorby Marlene Steinberg, Maxine Schnall
Reader Comment: “It is extremely detailed and really helps to sort all of this out in a clear manner.”
The Myth of Sanity: Divided Consciousness and the Promise of AwarenessBy Martha Stout
Reader Comment: “Very interesting read and very informative on how we all disassociate. Really shows we all need to learn about ourselves.”
Breaking Free: My Life with Dissociative Identity Disorder
Reader Comment: “I am very moved by the great courage it took for Herschel Walker to write this book and disclose this deeply personal and difficult aspect of his life.”
Amongst Ourselves: A Self-Help Guide to Living With Dissociative Identity DisorderBy Tracy, Ph.D. Alderman, Karen Marshall
Reader Comment: “We really enjoyed reading this book. It was insightful and well written. It is helpful for family, friends and individuals with DID.”
The Dissociative Identity Disorder SourcebookBy Deborah Bray Haddock
Dissociative Disorders And Borderline Personality Disorder
- The Magic Castle: A Mother’s Harrowing True Story Of Her Adoptive Son’s Multiple Personalities– And The Triumph Of Healing by Carole Smith . ISBN 031217196X ISBN-13 978-0312171964.
- Suzi: A Life of Suffering and Triumphs by Dr. H. David Shuster . ISBN 1940354439 ISBN-13 978-1940354439. David Shuster’s wife Suzi had many successes in her life despite struggles with many health conditions, including Dissociative Identity Disorder, Bulimia, Personality Disorders, Endometriosis and organ problems.
- Cutting the Soul: A journey into the mental illness of a teenager through the eyes of his mother by Theresa Larsen, and Matthew Larsen . ISBN 1502933101 ISBN-13 978-1502933102. Matthew’s struggles with self-harm and memories of abuse. He is later diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and a Dissociative Disorder.
- Remnants of a Life on Paper: A Mother and Daughter’s Struggle with Borderline Personality Disorder by Bea Tusiani, Pamela Tusiani, and Paula Tusiani-Eng . ISBN 0985571810 ISBN-13 9780985571818. An unexpected ending.
- The Siren’s Dance: My Marriage to a Borderline: A Case Study Paperback by Anthony Walker . ISBN 1419698184 ISBN-13 978-1419698187. A whirlwind marriage – and divorce. Medical student Anthony Walker crosses boundaries by dating a patient, who he met after she had attempted suicide.
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Book Reviewed By Kam Williams
For most of my life, from childhood onward, I had a form of mental illness that enabled me to be simultaneously a fierce competitorand a quiet unassuming man who let his actions do the talking. When I was diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder shortly after I ended my playing career, I wasn’t certain if what I was being told about myself was true
When my doctors explained to me that I had developed other personalities to help me cope with and survive the pain, alienation, and abuse I experienced as a child and adolescent, I was skeptical.
This book is a part of my coming to terms with this diagnosis I want to be sure that readers understand how difficult this is for me I wasn’t aware of the multiple personalities who existed in my mind I now understand that there may have been as many as twelve distinct alters enabling me to cope with my reality.Excerpted from the Authors note
In 1982, Herschel Walker won the Heisman Trophy for being the best college football player in the country while only a junior at the University of Georgia. The gifted running back then left school early to turn pro, going on to enjoy gridiron greatness during a 15-year career, first in the fledgling USFL, and then in the NFL.
Abuse Including Sexual Abuse/rape
- Working with Available Light: A Family’s World After Violence by Jamie Kalven . ISBN 0393046907 ISBN-13: 978-0393046908. A husband writes about the aftemath of his wife’s rape and physical assault.
- Loss of Innocence: A Daughter’s Addiction. A Father’s Fight to Save Her by Ron Clem and Carren Clem . ISBN 0753513021 ISBN-13 978-0753513026. Father and daughter write about Carren’s trauma and subsequence addiction, and Ron’s attempts to help her.
- Under My Roof: A Mother’s Story of the Heinous Crime of Incest by Emalou King . ISBN 0985604832 ISBN-13 978-0985604837.
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Self Help And Recovery Books
Karen Wilson ButerbaughJoe SollTracy AldermanAlison MillerOSDD Besselvan der KolkThe Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living with BPDAlexander L. Chapman,The Dialectical Behavior Therapy WorkbookSuzette Boon,Onno van der Hart,Kathy SteeleDeborah Bray HaddockGot Parts? An Insider’s Guide to Managing Life Successfully with Dissociative Identity DisorderA.T.W.Laurence HellerComplex PTSDPeter A. LevineJerold J. KreismanBarry M. CohenOvercoming Depersonalization Disorder: A Mindfulness and Acceptance Guide to Conquering Feelings of Numbness and UnrealityFugen Neziroglu,Nancy Newton VerrierComplex PTSDPhilip W. CookMen Who Beat The Men Who Love ThemCarolyn Ainscoughmobile appsEllen BassLaura DavisGinny NiCarthyBeverly EngelWendy MaltzCheryl Lawhorne,Ashley B. Hart IIBrian FlemingThe Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, And Distress ToleranceMatthew McKay,Nancy J. Napier
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Enhancing Healthcare Team Outcomes
Dissociative identity disorder requires treatment by an interprofessional healthcare team – this will often consist of medical specialists such as a psychiatrist, mid-level practitioners, nursing staff, specialized therapists, trauma counselors, peer counselors, and therapists who all communicate and collaborate with each other. A psychiatrist and primary care physician complete the team. Maintaining a strong therapeutic alliance with both patient and involved family members continues to be of utmost importance. DID patients require frequent check-ins and follow-up appointments and an almost daily focus on safety planning and reality-based interventions.
Top 10 Children’s Books About Multiple Personalities
From Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde to the Harry Potter books, fiction writers have been fascinated by the plot potential of alter egos and multiple personalities. YA author Kathryn Evans picks 10 of the best
Multiple facets of character have long fascinated us in literature. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson has been adapted countless times and perhaps thats no surprise. It frightens and intrigues us because it examines what happens when we lose control of part of ourselves. It touches something we can all imagine, because we know different versions of ourselves exist. On a small level, I might be annoyed with my yesterday-self for rowing with my best friend and leaving today-me to apologise. I might be furious with last-month-me for not studying hard enough, leaving this-month-me having to cram for an exam. This idea inspired my book More of Me, in which Teva lives with many younger versions of herself, as well as the very real danger that a new version will come along and take over her life.
Here are some of my favourite fictional characters dealing with different versions of themselves:
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Kyla In Teri Terrys Slated Series
Kyla, along with other troublesome teens in her world, has had her mind wiped. Shes been slated so she can restart her life in a more productive way, but something has gone wrong. Somehow, Kylas previous self is still locked deep in her mind. A dark look at a disturbed society and Kylas journey to discover the hidden part of herself.
Reclaiming Life From The Shadow Of Traumatic Memory
As the founder of a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse and offering collective healing journeys for survivors, I can say without hesitation that this is a life changing bookfor survivors, for those who love them, and for anyone who wants to educate themselves on trauma-induced dissociation, particularly its manifestation as DID. ~ Linda Crockett, Director of Safe Communities
Barretts prose style is precise and rich, and she excels at communicating her complex emotional states, keeping the reader grounded even when she describes the experience of switching between personalities. An engaging and deeply felt account of mental illness. ~ Kirkus Review
Crazy is a beautifully written, exceptionally honest story of hope and recovery, and a beacon of hope to those who still suffer from the effects of childhood sexual abuse and emotional wounding. ~ Rev. Tilda Norberg, M.Div, Founder of Gestalt Pastoral Care and author of Consenting to Grace: An Introduction to Gestalt Pastoral Care
Personal and provocative, this book will invite you to embark on a holy adventure of self-awareness, healing, and spiritual transformation. ~ Rev. Dr. Bruce Epperly, Process Theologian and author of Healing Marks: Healing and Spirituality in Mark’s Gospel
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Mia In Bang Bang Youre Dead By Narinder Dhami
Mias mother has bipolar disorder. Together with her brother Jamie, Mia struggles to cope with her mothers ups and downs. But Jamie isnt all he seems. Mia is frightened for him, and of him, and we are slowly led to believe Jamie might only exist in Mias mind. A story with a compelling and surprising end.
Deterrence And Patient Education
Patient education must focus on informing patients on the correct diagnosis when it is determined. Family members are encouraged to be educated about the nature of this illness, including the presence of alters as well as safety and grounding techniques. Another vital aspect continues to maintain a strong therapeutic alliance with the treatment team and engage in maintaining safety techniques.
Education may be done with multiple alters that do not communicate with each other, and this must be recognized. On the other hand, DID patients often do not want their diagnosis shared publicly, and their privacy must be respected.
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Ty From When I Was Joe By Keren David
After witnessing a violent crime, Ty is forced into witness protection and a life of pretence. But the results are not as straightforward as you might expect. Ty is often more himself as Joe, his assumed persona. Sometimes two personalities give you a strange kind of freedom, and it almost seems as if Ty has a chance to restart his life although nothing is that simple, and so it proves for Ty/Joe.
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Ptsd Combat Ptsd And Depression
- Tears of a Warrior: A Family’s Story of Combat and Living with PTSD by Janet Seahorn and E. Anthony Seahorn . ISBN 0615213170 ISBN-13: 978-0615213170. Includes information on coping with PTSD.
- When the War Never Ends: The Voices of Military Members with PTSD and Their Families by Leah Wizelman . ISBN 1442212071) ISBN-13 978-1442212077. A mix of contributors from many countries, with many different outcomes.
- In an Instant: A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing by Lee Woodruff and Bob Woodruff . ISBN 0812978250 ISBN-13: 978-0812978254. Bob Woodruff was a TV news reporter, reporting from Iraq when he was injured. He and his wife write about the impact of Bob’s Traumatic Brain Injury, and PTSD, on their family life. A NY times best seller.
- Thirty Days with My Father: Finding Peace from Wartime PTSD by Christal Presley . ISBN 0757316468 ISBN-13 978-0757316463. Reconciling after inter-generational trauma.
Jessica In Monkey Taming By Judith Fathallah
Jessica has a monkey in her brain telling her shes a Fat Pig, forcing her to exercise even when her muscles are screaming with pain. Monkey is the commanding voice of Jessicas anorexia but its also part of her, and taming the voice is key to her recovery. A powerful, honest and ultimately hopeful story about one girls battle with a life-threatening illness.
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