Just to throw another story into this depressing pot, the AUtumn 92 issue of AMERICAN SCHO

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Just to throw another story into this depressing pot, the AUtumn 92 issue of AMERICAN SCHOLAR has an article by Paul R. McHugh entitled "Psychiatric Misadventures." He talks about many different subjects, but one of them is Multiple Personality DIsorder (MPD). "Just as the divines of Massachusetts were convinced that they were fighting Satan by recognizing bewitchment, so the contemporary divines - these are therapists- are confident that they are fighting perpetrators of a common expression of sexual oppression, child abuse, by recognizing MPD." "A woman called her mother to claim that she had come to realize that when she was young she was severely and repeatedly sexually molested by her uncle...The mother questioned the daughter carefully about the times and dates...She soon discovered that her brother [the uncle] was on military service in Korea at the time of the alleged abuse...When she heard this new information the daughter seemed momentarily taken aback, but then said, "I see, Mother. Yes. Well, let me think. If your dates are right, I suppose it must have been Dad." And with that she began to claim that she had been a victim of her father's abusive attentions, and nothing could persuade her." (page 507-508)

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