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