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Incredible! Moving, informative, clear and easy to read,
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This review is from: The Myth of Sanity (Paperback)
I bought 'The Myth of Sanity' having read 'The Sociopath next Door' as I thought Stout's other book was brilliantly written and very informative. I have to say that the same is true of 'The Myth of Sanity'. This time Stout, an expert in treating people who have experienced trauma, tackles Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) which is more commonly known as Multiple Personality Disorder. It is Stout's belied that many of us experience dissociative episodes, whether that be experienced as simply as being lost in a film, or not remembering a drive home but also gives examples from her therapeutic work of people who experience much more extreme episodes.
The wonderful thing about Stout's books is that she gives clear anecdotal examples to explain her points clearly, and remains very practical in her approach. She is a therapist who is not concerned about appearing 'human' and revealing her weaknesses.
This is a great book. Highly recommended.