A Fractured Mind: My Life with Multiple Personality Disorder

A Fractured Mind: My Life with Multiple Personality Disorder

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by Robert B. Oxnam
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1401302270

ISBN-13: 9781401302276

Pub. Date: 10/01/2005

Publisher: Hachette Books

The harrowing, insightful, and courageous account of a prominent man's struggle with multiple personalities

Robert Oxnam was a high-profile, successful man: A renowned scholar and president of the Asia Society, he appeared frequently on television and traveled the world as a sought-after expert. But what the millions of people who'd seen him didn't

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The harrowing, insightful, and courageous account of a prominent man's struggle with multiple personalities

Robert Oxnam was a high-profile, successful man: A renowned scholar and president of the Asia Society, he appeared frequently on television and traveled the world as a sought-after expert. But what the millions of people who'd seen him didn't know—what even those closest to him didn't know—was that Oxnam suffered from multiple personality disorder. It was only after an intervention staged by family and friends, in response to frequent blackouts and episodic rages assumed to be alcohol-driven, that he sought treatment with Dr. Jeffery Smith; the first of his eleven personalities emerged in a session in 1990. After years of treatment, he has integrated them into three: Robert, Wanda, and Bobby, who take turns narrating this remarkable, unprecedented chronicle.

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ISBN-13:
9781401302276
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
10/01/2005
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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A Fractured Mind: My Life with Multiple Personality Disorder 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a fascinating page-turner and an eye-opening look at how the human psyche sets itself up to survive traumatic abuse. It had me in tears at time and laughing out loud at others. A remarkable portrait of human courage and insight into how 'good' therapy can work.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent work. Encouraging and clearly written, explaining what occurs with this disorder.One of the best books written by the client out there.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best books in recent times on MPD. It is a complicated story of a successful man with MPD and dealing with issues in his life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I work with individuals who have mental illness. I am familiar with MPD through my services. I felt the book was contrived and a poor attempt in self-indulgence.