Tormented : A Powerful True Story of Surviving Abuse and Life with Multiple Personality Disorder

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Outwardly her life was totally normal. She lived in a nice house in a nice area, was a clever girl who did well at school. And yet . . . why was Helen plagued by horrific nightmares of men abusing her? Why as a teen did she become anorexic and alcoholic, cutting her arms until they bled? Why did blocks of time disappear, as if Helen had gone away and someone else was inhabiting her body? When, at the age of twenty-one, Helen discovered that the abuse was real, she had a complete breakdown. It was only after years lost in institutions that she was correctly diagnosed with multiple personality disorder. Within her mind existed seven alternative personalities, from baby 'Alec' who simply cried to the self-destructive teenagers 'Brenda' and 'Carl'. With the help of a therapist, a full picture of Helen's rare condition emerged. And as she learned to live with her many 'alters', she set out with dogged courage to confront the man who had caused her unbearable pain. Beautifully written, taking the reader on an extraordinary journey, this is the moving and inspiring story of woman who has suffered much and yet survived.
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 153 x 234mm
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • 0230714536
  • 9780230714533