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Got Parts? An Insider's Guide to Managing Life Successfully with Dissociative Identity Disorder (New Horizons in Therapy) [Paperback]

By A. T. W. (Author), A. T. W (Author) & Rick Ritter (Foreword by)
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Got Parts? was written by a survivor of DID in association with her therapist and therapy group. This book is filled with successful coping techniques and strategies to enhance the day-to-day functioning of adult survivors of DID in relationships, work, parenting, self-confidence, and self-care. Got Parts will help you introduce yourself to your internal family and improve its communication, integration, and well-being. Although written to carefully avoid triggering, it delivers well-grounded guidelines for living that DID people need to do on the way to recovery. Coping strategies included help you with issues related to triggers, flashbacks, and body memories. Got Parts also includes a detailed list of outside resources you can draw on. This book is intended to be used in conjunction with a therapist and is not a substitute for therapy.

Once thought of as a rare and mysterious psychiatric curiosity, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is now understood to be a fairly common outcome of severe trauma in young children---most typically extreme and repeated physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse, and often lack of attachment. Formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder, DID is a condition in which a person has two or more distinct identities or personality states that recurrently take control of the person's consciousness and behavior. Symptoms can include depression, mood swings, panic or anxiety attacks, substance abuse, memory loss, propensity for trances, sleep and eating disorders, distrust, detachment, lack of self-care, and distress or impairment at work.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   132
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.24" Width: 7.56" Height: 0.34"
Weight:   0.56 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 15, 2004
Publisher   Loving Healing Press
ISBN  1932690034  
ISBN13  9781932690033  

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Reviews - What do customers think about Got Parts? An Insider's Guide to Managing Life Successfully with Dissociative Identity Disorder (New Horizons in Therapy)?

Understanding Dissociative Identity Disorder from the inside.  Dec 28, 2007
"Got Parts? An Insider's GUide to Managing Life Successfully With Dissociative Identity Disorder" (whew!)is the best book I have yet read on D.I.D., a disorder that is still not really in the consciousness of the wider public. This is an authentic, useful, and ultimately hopeful book from the point of view of a middle-aged women with multiple personalities. ATW's (the author's initials) advice covers: the symptoms of D.I.D.; learning to know your alters, both old and young; making a safe space for the alters when they are not "on"; how to "lockdown" alters who are a threat to the core personality; how to get the treatment you need; self-care; and the work of re-integrating at least some of the inner personalities. As someone who has a family member recently diagnosed with D.I.D., I found this the most informative and helpful of all the books I've read. This would be a compassionate gift for a parent, spouse, sibling, or friend of someone with D.I.D. I cannot recommend this highly enough.
OK beginners book  Oct 13, 2007
I didn't find the book particularly helpful, but if you are new to the subject of psychological disorders and dissociative disorders it may be helpful.
Got Parts? An Insider's Guide to Managing Life Successfully with Dissociative Identity Disorder (New Horizons in Therapy)  Aug 9, 2007
Never received the book, only paid for it. Was in the States for over 1 months after order. Very dissapointed. Bad service!!!!!
Book Review: Got Parts?  Jul 28, 2007
Got Parts? An Insider's Guide to Managing Life Successfully with Dissociative Identity Disorder, is a practical guide for those with Dissociative Identity Disorder, previously called Multiple Personality Disorder.

The book covers everything from what Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is to how to find a good counselor to how to deal with life issues. I felt the book was complete except in the area of discussing the distinct, important spiritual aspects of DID. Like several earlier books, Got Parts? highlighted the importance of spiritual healing in DID. But also like several earlier books, Got Parts? limited spiritual healing to Christian ethics, which, since abusive people can choose to use any kind of ritual to abuse, can reinitiate abuse in the recovering DID individual.

A much more complete book is "The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook", published in 2001 by Conbtemporary Books and written by Deborah Bray Haddock. Ms. Haddock also discusses the importance of spiritual damage and the need for spiritual healing, but she emphasizes the need for nonjudgemental, overall spirituality rather than any one religious philosophy.
Helpful and clear for all.  May 13, 2007
This is a very clearly written book for the person with DID and for those who need a refresher or are new to DID. It is specific, positive, and affirming of the process and the need for therapy and support. I highly recommend it for therapists new to DID, and their DID clients.

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