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As Your Desire MeReview - As Your Desire Me
The psychology of multiple personality
by E. T. Aul
J.H. White Publishing Co, 1996
Review by JMG
Jul 3rd 1998 (Volume 2, Issue 27)

"Those who have few, if any, memories of childhood may have been victims of psychological abuse. Claimed to be the most damaging of all abuses, most children subjected to it, having nothing else to judge by, come to accept the abuse as 'normal' treatment. Even so, it is so painful they cannot bear it, and they wipe it completely from memory. Having lost the memories of abuse, believing their upbringing to be normal, the problems caused by psychological abuse are extremely difficult to identify. Breaking though that impasse, 'Desire' shows psychological abuse from a child's perspective. Coming into an abusive situation from a different lifestyle, this child had something else to judge by. And, because her personality split into many parts, the alters that remained children were accessible to tell about it: what was going on in her mind, what was happening to her psyche, how she felt and what she did."

Divided into 15 chapters, this is a very personal, detailed account of one woman's life living with multiple personality disorder. Certainly an interesting and insightful journey, this book lets others who also have this problem know they are not alone. Clinicians might enjoy the book from the "other side" perspective.


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