Switching Time

Switching Time

A Doctor's Harrowing Story of Treating A Woman With 17 Personalities

Book - 2008
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A psychiatrist describes his work with Karen Overhill, a patient complaining of acute depression who turned out to have been a victim of horrific childhood sexual abuse and had developed seventeen distinct and separate personalities.
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, [c2008].
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307382672
0307382672
Branch Call Number: 616.85236 BAE
Characteristics: viii, 360 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

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runningbeat
Jun 16, 2017

Psychiatrist, the author writes about treating Karen, a severely abused child and how he got to know each of the 17 different personalities.
The abuse was hard to read and felt like putting the book down. The personalities were interesting how as a reader you get to know each one.
Book was a bit long and was loosing interest 3/4 of the way through.

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Jewelzz84
Jan 14, 2013

A really interesting look into the would of multiple personalities. Amazing to read how all the alters have their distinct personalities and how they interact with each-other and the main personality. Anyone who is fascinated with the inner workings of the human mind will enjoy this book. Dr. Baer really brings you into the world and makes you feel as if you know the patient and alters personally.

KnowledgeSeeker Oct 03, 2011

An absolutely harrowing read. I was repelled, and simultaneously drawn into, this fascinating and often horrific story. A thoroughly engrossing and thought-provoking book, but not for the faint of heart.

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Jun 16, 2017

runningbeat thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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