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Psychiatrist said caused her MPD Sybil Exposed uses investigative journalism to tell a fascinating tale that reads like fiction but is fact Nathan has followed an enormous trail of papers records photos and tapes to unearth the lives and passions of these three women The Sybil archive became available to the public only recently and Nathan examined all of it and provides proof that the story was an elaborate fraud albeit one that the perpetrators may have half believed Before Sybil was published there had been fewer than 200 known cases of MPD; within just a few years after than 40000 people would be diagnosed with it Set across the twentieth century and rooted in a time when few professional roles were available to women this is a story of corrosive sexism unchecked ambition and shaky theories of psychoanalysis exuberantly and drastically practiced It is the story of how one modest young woman’s life turned psychiatry on its head and radically changed the course of therapy and our culture as wel. A brilliant book that should be read by anyone who trusts a psychiatrist because they didn t stop being like the woman profiled in this book when the 80s ended I grew u Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, tell a fascinating The Sphinx tale Tidelands (Fairmile that reads like fiction but is fact Nathan has followed an enormous Strings tapes Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, to unearth Catch and Release the lives and passions of Devils Paw (Imp, these Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, three women The Sybil archive became available In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie that Tea Environments and Plantation Culture the story was an elaborate fraud albeit one 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains that Survive by the Team the perpetrators may have half believed Before Sybil was published Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, there had been fewer Washington! (Wagons West, than 200 known cases of MPD; within just a few years after Celebration! (Wagons West, the Texas! (Wagons West, twentieth century and rooted in a I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery time when few professional roles were available Revenge ni Miss Piggy to women Breakfast Book this is a story of corrosive sexism unchecked ambition and shaky The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade theories of psychoanalysis exuberantly and drastically practiced It is Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, the story of how one modest young woman’s life A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery turned psychiatry on its head and radically changed Card Concepts the course of Emotional Victory that should be read by anyone who Still Life with Woodpecker trusts a psychiatrist because Bo Knows Bo they didn Gender and Food t stop being like Finer Women this book when Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down the 80s ended I grew u

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Sybil a name that conjures up enduring fascination for legions of obsessed fans who followed the nonfiction blockbuster from 1973 and the TV movie based on it starring Sally Field and Joanne Woodward about a woman named Sybil with sixteen different personalities Sybil became both a pop phenomenon and a revolutionary force in the psychotherapy industry The book rocketed multiple personality disorder MPD into public consciousness and played a major role in having the diagnosis added to the psychiatric bible Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders But what do we really know about how Sybil came to be In her news breaking book Sybil Exposed journalist Debbie Nathan gives proof that the allegedly true story was largely fabricated The actual identity of Sybil Shirley Mason has been available for some years as has the idea that the book might have been exaggerated But in Sybil Exposed Nathan reveals what really powered the legend a trio of women the willing patient her ambitious shrink and th. Books I am reading do not usually give me nightmares but this one did Long ago when I was in graduate school studying psychology I was known to say that the problem wit

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E imaginative journalist who spun their story into bestseller gold From horrendously irresponsible therapeutic practices Sybil’s psychiatrist often brought an electroshock machine to Sybil’s apartment and climbed into bed with her while administering the treatment to calculated business decisions under an entity they named Sybil Inc the women signed a contract designating a three way split of profits from the book and its spin offs including board games tee shirts and dolls the story Nathan unfurls is full of over the top behavior Sybil’s psychiatrist driven by undisciplined idealism and galloping professional ambition subjected the young woman to years of antipsychotics psychedelics uppers and downers including an untold number of injections with Pentothal once known as “truth serum” but now widely recognized to provoke fantasies It was during these “treatments” that Sybil produced rambling garbled and probably “false memory”–based narratives of the hideous child abuse that her. I remember when I read Sybil It was during my first year of college Things were so different back then We have to remember when reading Nathan s book that child protect


10 thoughts on “Sybil Exposed

  1. says:

    ConcernedNathan's book full of untruthsAs Shirley Mason's closest living relative I was close to her for the 30 plus years through the saga of her life journey In fact I was with her the weekend of her death at her reuest and was one of the only people that was in constant contact with her all those years I kept her identity confidential at h

  2. says:

    IT WAS ALL A LIE or was it? A few decades back there was a movie called Sybil which was sort of a buzz movie Before that the story was a book I've never read the original book but I have seen the movie a few times Basically the book was about this woman whose named had been changed and her experience with Multiple Personality Disorder as it was called back then The movie was Crazy with a capital C This chick had been rai

  3. says:

    Books I am reading do not usually give me nightmares but this one did Long ago when I was in graduate school studying psychology I was known to say that the problem with a condition like multiple personality disorder MPD was that if a psychologist or psychiatrist suspected that a patient might have such a condition it would be nearly impos

  4. says:

    I remember when I read Sybil It was during my first year of college Things were so different back then We have to remember when reading Nathan's book that child protective laws were nil during that time Children were considered chattel Childr

  5. says:

    I abandoned this book one third of the way through The case of Sybil and her diagnosis of multiple personality disorder sounds interesting and Debbie Nathan's writing is based on documents archived from the case that reportedly show the original story of Sybil was fabricated and the woman may have been coached to exaggerate her behavior and memoriesHowever Nathan's book jumps all over and wasn't written coherently Often I will tr

  6. says:

    I was uite taken with the book Sybil when I read it years ago It seemed to present a plausible explanation for a

  7. says:

    Back in 1974 I read a book called Sybil Starting in 1973 and continuing on through today millions of people worldwide have read that book The only difference is now there's a disclaimer on the bookSybil tells the story of we

  8. says:

    So everybody jump on the bandwagon there's another book denying the reality of multiple personality well it's called Dissociative Identity Disorder now the MPD label was dropped back in 1994 This time it's the new book by Debbie Nat

  9. says:

    A brilliant book that should be read by anyone who trusts a psychiatrist because they didn't stop being like the woman profiled in this book when the 80s ended I grew up among the psychiatrists of NYC in the 1950s as my father worked with them so nothing you would tell me about how screwed up and sexually abusive

  10. says:

    In the course of reading this book I went back and looked at summaries for the original Sybil The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities I was in high school when I read the book but looking back from 2012 and my own age and experiences I'm uite surprised anyone still believes this book to be true The abuse is so outrageous and diverse nothing makes sense It's like someone tried to think of every horrif

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