Lives of the Unconscious

Lives of the Unconscious

Podcast on Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

Episode 34. Dissociative Identity Disorder – Secret Lives

Lives of the Unconscious

The idea of split personality is fertile ground for stories of great imagination—while regrettably also inspiring and perpetuating numerous misunderstandings that continue to cling to the kind of personality organization that we will take up in this episode

*there is a small cultural variation in the episode. We use the German abbreviation “DIS” for Dissociative Identity Disorder. In English, however, the expression “DID” is common. We think that the episode is still easy to understand and hope you enjoy listening to it.

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Literature Recommendations

  • Jamieson, A. (2009). Today I’m Alice: A young girl’s splintered mind, a father’s evil secret. Pan
  • Noble, K. (2011). All of me. My incredible true story of how I learned to live with the many personalities sharing my body. Piatkus
  • Sizemore, C. (1989) A mind of my own. The Women Who Was Known As “Eve” Tells the Story of Her Triumph over Multiple Personality Disorder. William Morrow & Co
  • West, C. (1999). First Person Plural: My Life As a Multiple. Hyperion


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