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CBC Books – The true story behind Sybil and her multiple personalities

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The story of Sybil — a young woman who had been abused by her mother as a child and, as a result, had a mental breakdown and created multiple personalities — caused a sensation. Sybil was a bestselling book in the 1970s and was adapted as a 1976 television mini-series and a feature-length docudrama in 2007. Author Flora Schreiber and Sybil’s psychiatrist, Dr. Cornelia Wilbur, became rich and famous as a result. Sybil also profited, but her true identity remained a secret until after all three women were dead.debbie nathan.jpgMuch of the sensational story was fabricated, according to journalist and author Debbie Nathan. She reveals the truth about the case in her new book, Sybil Exposed: The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple Personality Case, which she discussed in a recent interview on The Current.

via CBC Books – The true story behind Sybil and her multiple personalities.

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Written by edparnell

December 8, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Posted in Interesting, Psychology

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