Books On Dissociative Identity Disorder:
An Insider's Guide to Managing Life Successfully with Dissociative Identity Disorder, by A.T.W., a survivor of DID in association with her therapist.
A Self-Help Guide to Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder, by Tracy Alderman, PhD, and Karen Marshall, LCSW. Practical steps to cope with DID/MPD and emerge with greater self-awareness and the skills to live a rich and rewarding life.
Engaging Multiple Personalities I
by David Yeung who practiced psychiatry for 40 years and on three continents. "Talking to alters is a strange, serious and ultimately compelling experience. They are not real according to our customary definitions, but neither are they false or fake. They are essential for healing the patient."
Engaging Multiple Personalities II
: Therapeutic Guidelines, by David Yeung. Continuation of the first volume; detailed guidance and practical, easily accessible techniques for working with DID, as well as pitfalls to avoid.
When Rabbit Howls
by Truddi Chase. Classic DID/MPD memoirs of child sexual abuse, written by alters.
: The Autobiography of a Multiple Personality, by Joan Frances Casey. Another classic.
The Sum of My Parts
: A Survivor's Story of Dissociative Identity Disorder, by Olga Trujillo JD, whose childhood was devastated by sexual abuse and violence.
Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder
: The Power of the Collective Heart, by Sarah Y. Krakauer.
Books For Kids:
A Terrible Thing Happened
: A story for children who have witnessed violence or trauma, by Margaret M. Holmes & Cary Pillo. Very helpful book on how trauma affects us and what do we need to do to feel better.
I Said No!
A kid-to-kid guide to keeping your private parts private, by Kimberly King & Sue Rama. Simple, direct, decidedly non-icky approach that doesn't dumb down the issues involved.
Guess How Much I Love You
by Sam McBratney & Anita Jeram. Nothing to do with abuse, but plenty to do with love. Tell your kids you love them, it's important. Many of us wouldn't be on this site if our parents loved us and told us so.
Ronia, the Robber's Daughter
by Astrid Lindgren. Adventure story on navigating strained family relationships - loving someone you hate, hating someone you love, missing someone you left - yet not wanting to return. Great imagery, hope, and motivation.
by Astrid Lindgren. Light and hilariously fun story on an adorable girl all kids want to befriend. Trick is that the girl is malajdusted on many levels due to neglect.
The Brothers Lionheart
by Astrid Lindgren. Fairy tale on courage, doing the right thing even if you're scared, taking chances trusting people, handling betrayal and receiving help. Dark at times, yet empowering.
by Jack London. Classic, about a wolf/dog pup growing up with various owners, some of whom were abusive. Talks of the impact this trauma had on him, and describes his gradual recovery once he found a good home. Great read for anyone who has been abused, or who knows someone who was/is.
by Charles Dickens. Also classic, about an orphan boy who is going from a workhouse to a funeral home to pickpockets to jail, till he finally is rescued and adopted. Somewhat sentimental, but still a great read, and many abuse survivors can relate to the hopelessness, confusion, despair, and relief of finally escaping the abuse.
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