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When Rabbit Howls

Chase, Truddi (Book - 2002 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
When Rabbit Howls
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Authors: Chase, Truddi
Title: When Rabbit howls
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2002
Edition: Berkley trade pbk. ed
Characteristics: xxvii, 367 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: The Troops for Truddi Chase ; introduction and epilogue by Robert A. Phillips, Jr
Additional Contributors: Phillips, Robert A.
ISBN: 9780425183311
0425183319
Branch Call Number: 616.852360092 C4878w 2002
Subject Headings: Child sexual abuse Case studies Adult child sexual abuse victims United States Biography Adult child abuse victims United States Biography Incest victims United States Biography Multiple personality Patients United States Biography Chase, Truddi Mental health
Topical Term: Child sexual abuse
Adult child sexual abuse victims
Adult child abuse victims
Incest victims
Multiple personality
LCCN: 2001052448
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Jan 19, 2013
  • bbonier rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a powerful and heartbreaking story. Truddi Chase was sexually, physically and psychologically abused by her stepfather beginning at the age of 2, yes 2!. She was also physically and psychologically abused by her mother. Her only means of survival was to develop multiple personalities, 92 of them, and they protected her mind and prevented her from remembering the horror that was her life. But she was left with a constant unexplained fear and mistrust of others. As an adult, she sought help from Dr. Robert A. Phillips, Jr., who, through therapy, helped her personalities to become aware of each other and to work together to allow Truddi to remember the abuse and to fill the gap that was her past. She allowed him to videotape her therapy sessions and show them to his students, so that others would benefit from her experiences. Her "troops" wrote a manuscript, compiled daily throughout her therapy, which helped to reveal their different personalities. Most of the book is taken from the manuscript.

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