Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber

In the book Sybil, written by Flora Rheta Schreiber discuss the life story of Sybil Isabel Dorsett, who has developed 16 distinct personalities because of her childhood abuse. Sybil story became one of the most severe cases ever recorded with multiple personalities. Which is currently called Dissociative Identity Disorder in the current DSM-V. “Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is a severe condition in which two or more distinct identities, or personality states, are present in—and alternately take control of—an individual. The person also experiences memory loss that is too extensive to be explained by ordinary forgetfulness” (Psychology Today, 2008, para 1). Sybil’s distinct sense of selves helped protect her from the trauma she experienced as a child. These selves was Ruthie Dorsett a toddler who never ages. Vanessa Gail Dorsett and Marcia Lynn Dorsett emerged at different times, but developed a close personal relationship with one another and utilize Sybil's body simultaneously. Mike Dorsett and Sid Dorsett are two male selves. Peggy Lou Baldwin an angry girl, who breaks windows when she angry. Peggy Ann Baldwin, often shy, fearful than angry. Mary Lucinda Saunders Dorsett, a maternal and thoughtful girl, Nancy Lou Ann Baldwin, who was interested in politics. Victoria Antoinette Scharleau, nickname Vicky, who had the traced Sybil’s sense of self. Clara Dorsett, who was very religious. Sybil Ann Dorsett, who was timid and nervous, Helen Dorsett, who was very afraid, but determined. Marjorie Dorsett, who was quick to laugh. The Blonde who was a nameless blond teenager, and last Sybil herself (Schreiber, 1995). Willard and Hattie Dorset had a number of miscarriages before having Sybil. Sybil was born when they were in their ... ... middle of paper ... .... Works Cited Arnett, J. J. (2013). Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood. New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc. Foui, D. R. (2014, March 1). Social Psychology in Sociological Perspective. Retrieved April 3, 2014, from Unit 9 "The Social Construction of Madness: In Defence of Self": MYERS, J. E. (2009). A Short History of Child Protection in America. Retrieved April 6, 2014, from HeinOnline: Newsweek. (1999, January 25). Unmasking Sybil. Retrieved April 4, 2014, from A re-examination of the most famous psychiatric patient in history: Schreiber, F. R. (1995). Sybil. New York: Warner Books Inc .
Get Access