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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 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 try to push through on a nonfiction book but this one just didn t work for me Maybe you will like it The Coquette and the Boarding School recognized to provoke fantasies It was during these “treatments” that Sybil produced Imagimorphia rambling garbled and probably “false memory”–based narratives of the hideous child abuse that her. 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 The Book of Beginnings 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 try to push through on a nonfiction book but this one just didn t work for me Maybe you will like it

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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 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 impossible not to imagine the potential gold mine books movies publicity that the patient could provide Well it turns out that in the case of one of the most famous cases of MPD that s exactly what happened Ambitious domineering psychiatrist Wilbur meets highly suggestible patient Mason with undiagnosed and untreated pernicious anemia who develops a monstrous crush on the therapist and when the two of them run into a journalist Schreiber who is comfortable with bending and twisting the truth Sybil is born It s hard to entirely resist the inference that some kind of lesbian passion repressed or not helped fuel the folie a deux between Dr Connie Wilbur and Shirley Mason Flora Schreiber at least should have known better The fact that the three of them incorporated Sybil reveals just how baldly the lure of money and fame fueled their collaborationWhy am I so disturbed by this old story when all of the protagonists are long dead Because MPD begat the wave of people remembering repressed memories of their parents doing things like roasting babies in the back yard And that hysteria landed a bunch of child care providers in jail for committing crimes that were impossible and for which there was no evidence It s also a good example of a woman Mason with a very real medical condition pernicious anemia being diagnosed as having a psychiatric disorder This is all too often the way that women s health issues especially autoimmune diseases are handled by the medical system As much as I enjoyed Toni Colette s terrific and funny turn as a woman with multiple personalities it s important for the public to understand that real cases of MPDDID are extremely rare if not non existent I highly recommend this book to anyone who has the stomach to read it It s as involving as any page turner but the story it tells is ultimately horrifyingNote The unabridged version of this review with pictures is now on my blog Cuppa with Candace at candacevanwordpresscom Son of the Hero revolutionary force in the psychotherapy industry The book The Alien Jigsaw rocketed multiple personality disorder MPD into public consciousness and played a major Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning role in having the diagnosis added to the psychiatric bible Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders But what do we The Illusion of Gods Presence 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 Folk Tales From The Soviet Union reveals what Not The Hot Chick really powered the legend a trio of women the willing patient her ambitious shrink and th. 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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. 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 well Sybil a pseudonym and how she had blank spots lost time She d black out and wake up days later in a different city It tells the story of how Sybil and her heroic psychiatrist battled for 11 years to reconcile Sybil s 16 separate personalities into a single wholedramatic music crescendo drop curtain I like I suppose most others who read the book was moved by the abuse suffered by Sybil It was horrific Under hypnosis Sybil recalled years of torture by her mother as her passive father turned a blind eye and ear to it all This abuse caused her to develop multiple personalities The book we re discussing here Sybil Exposed The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple Personality Case tells another story The records of the sessions between Sybil and her doctor had been sealed Then a resourceful researcher found who Sybil was Shirley Ardell Mason and that she was dead This book by Debbie Mason is about what was found there and in later research from other sources once the search started The bottom line is and it s no spoiler since I assume anyone reading this knows the subjectthis is a nonfiction the Sybil story was a fraud That book was fictionThis is a fairly interesting read The first several chapters will I suspect be interesting to the female audience as it s aimed directly toward them Debbie Nathan is known as a feminist journalist She sees in the story of Shirley Ardell Mason Sybil Cornelia B Wilbur the doctor and Flora Rheta Schreiber the author of the book Sybil The True Extraordinary Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Separate Personalities and the major upheaval in psychiatry and socioty itself as tied in with the struggle of women in general to break out of stereotypical rolls The early chapters go back and look at the lives of these three women so much so I began to wonder if we were going to be getting the argument that the fraud perpetrated was understandable She didn t really go thereThe book Sybil The True Extraordinary Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Separate Personalities actually brought about a change in the attitude toward Multiple Personalities It was after the book that Multiple Personality Disorder became an actual diagnosis listed in the DSM Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Aside from changing the diagnosis of multiple personality disorder from so rare as to be considered almost an anomaly to common Dr Wilbur changed the idea of what may cause it From the beginning she assumed that it ALWAYS went back to horrible usually sexual abuse in childhood She set up the treatment and study and it became set in stone to use hypnosis to uncover lost memoriesAlso there was an epidemic of people mostly women according to the writer who started coming to psychiatrists thinking they had multiple personalities or were dissociative This ties into the writer s premise of women being under role strain and that the book Sybil placed the possibility of dissociative problems in their mind this is a uick and dirty explanation and not precise at all For detail of courseread the book There were over the next 20 years an avalanche of parents who were discovered to have raped tortured and abused their daughters Parents teachers daycare workers all eventually began to be prosecuted for these offenses Hurt and frightened parents and others exclaimed they never hurt their children but for yearsYEARS this fell on deaf earsHow many remember the McMartin preschool trial I doIt started in the early 80s It the trial went on for seven years after it finally got started It destroyed lives ruined reputations and got HUGE news coverage A preschool was supposed to be the home of a Satanic cult that raped and tortured the children of the preschool None of the children could remember this however without professionals counseling them using dolls so the children could show using the dolls or be shown on the dolls what had happened Many of the children now adults have recanted their testimony and tried to explain how they were instructedA wave of panic swept across much of America s heartland that satanic cults were torturing childrenThe final chapters run down the story of the women Sybil and her doctor stayed together till the doctor died with Sybil visiting the doctor s home daily The two of them seemed to have developed a strange sort of codependency The book isn t the best I ve read and it wasn t as enthralling as I expected it to be Many people according to the writer mostly women seem to have taken the book Sybil very to heart and wondered if possibly they had hidden personalities and so on I was touched by the story of the cruelties heaped on a child My interest here was in the story of the fraudAlso as I was reading this book a strange irony struck meshe did such a good job of showing how we were duped by the book Sybil The True Extraordinary Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Separate PersonalitiesI had to stop and think about this oneoh wellI skimmed much of this book and followed the actual story of what happened than I did the speculation on the causes behind the fraud Some will undoubtedly find these parts far interesting Take a look and see what you think At the very least it s an amazing story of a book that changed attitudes all over the world and spawned epidemics of psychological problems


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 her fervent reuest Through all these years up until literally the day before she

  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 Persona

  3. says:

    Books I am reading do not usually give me nightmares but this one did Long ago when I was in graduate school stu

  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 Children andor adult survivors didn't dare report child abuse to anyone They were either punished or called liars The idea that a person could 'tell' someone especially private

  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 report

  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 run away semi street teen I knew who could easily be hypnotised into various supposedly past life pe

  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 well Sybi

  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 Nathan called Sybil Exposed The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple Personality Case

  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 th

  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 look

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