In my college Psychology class, we had to write about a movie that dealt with personality disorders. I chose to write about a movie called Sybil. Sybil was girl who was sexually, emotionally and physically abused by her mother. Because of her rough childhood she developed a multiple personality disorder. Sybil had at least thirteen different personalities. A different personality came out depending on the situation and emotion she was feeling. She always kept quiet about her past until she became adult. As she kept going through therapy, she learned to love herself and accept her multiple personality disorder.
From watching this movie, I realized how damaging it can be to a child being not only sexually abused, but physically and emotionally abused. It opened my eyes to see how long term effects it ...
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...portiveness, environment, fearfulness and resources. The question of why do children stay quiet about being sexually abuse still lingers in my head because the reasons of why they choose to stay quiet is endless.
Cederborg, Anne-Christin, Michael Lamb, Margaret-Ellen Pipe, and Yael Orbach. Child Sexual Abuse. New York: Taylor and Francis Group, 2007. 77-87. Print.
Pullins, Lane Geddie, and Jennifer D. Jones. "Parental Knowledge of Child Sexual Abuse Symptoms." Haworth Press 15.4 (2006): 1-8. Web. 4 Apr 2011.
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