Oneselves

Multiple Personalities, 1811–1981

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About the Book

In the 1970s some 50 cases of multiple personality were reported; there had been 90 in the previous 150 years. This book presents 28 case histories, from the earliest identifiable case in 1811 to a widely publicized one in the 1980s.
These fascinating histories illustrate a wide variety of symptoms and behavior—the very factors that make diagnosis so difficult. The cases show that the causes of multiple personality disorders can range from deep and complicated psychological traumas to a simple physical injury like a blow to the head. Associated phenomena include chronic sleepwalking, persistent time loss, epilepsy, automatic writing, hallucination and several kinds and degrees of amnesia.

About the Author(s)

The late Louis Baldwin worked as a technical writer for a scientific and engineering laboratory for twenty years before retiring to freelance writing. The author of several books, he lived in San Diego, California.

Bibliographic Details

Louis Baldwin
Format: softcover (5.5 x 8.5)
Pages: 175
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012 [1984]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6719-8
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8767-7
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“Immensely readable accounts of famous and not-so-famous cases of multiple personality”—Columbia Road Review.