Recently, Dr. Phil interviewed a woman with Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) or Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Although this condition is considered rare, it is also often overlooked or misdiagnosed. Many children who have been severely abused or neglected have no other recourse than to remove themselves from frightening, destructive situations. If they cannot do so physically, they withdraw into different “places” within the mind.
In my book, Tango from Chaos to Creativity, my patient shares his most devastating childhood memories of abuse as poems, along with his complex way of coping, which helped him to survive ongoing abuse. His… Continue reading