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(Salon)   The infamous multiple-personality case known as Sybil was merely the creation of three women trolling the psychological community   (salon.com ) divider line
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2011-10-17 11:33:30 AM  
Well that may be so but it's clear that Norman Bates was a real person with real problems.
 
2011-10-17 12:10:30 PM  

MayoSlather: Well that may be so but it's clear that Norman Bates was a real person with real problems.


Tyler Durden nods in agreement.
 
2011-10-17 12:29:13 PM  
Well, that should cause some controversy. There were large discussion groups of people (mostly women) who purported to have MPD, largely based on Sybil. While I do not doubt that there is actual MPD, a lot of it always seemed like attention-seeking to me.
 
2011-10-17 12:56:53 PM  
still no cure for online alts
 
2011-10-17 12:59:21 PM  
still no cure for online alts
 
2011-10-17 12:59:37 PM  

gopher321: MayoSlather: Well that may be so but it's clear that Norman Bates was a real person with real problems.

Tyler Durden nods in agreement.


Kaiser Soze smiles knowingly, before limping, and then striding, away from the scene.
 
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2011-10-17 01:57:31 PM  
The hands and the people...
 
2011-10-17 02:04:32 PM  

i157.photobucket.com
Stay away from me, Hank! I know what you have planned, OK? I saw your so-called "supplies."
Oh... that! I wasn't gonna just... ram it home, you know. I was gonna... lube it up and ease it in there, inch by inch, like a gentleman.
I was talking about the shovel and the lime.

 
2011-10-17 02:22:14 PM  
But it was SCIENCE! There was a CONSENSUS, dammit!
 
2011-10-17 02:22:26 PM  
www.morninggloryantiques.com

I always thought something was kind of fishy about Sybil.
 
2011-10-17 02:23:51 PM  
I am shocked, shocked and amazed, that women would go to such lengths to screw with peoples' heads.
 
2011-10-17 02:25:18 PM  
stil no cure for online alts.
 
2011-10-17 02:25:53 PM  
My high school sociology teacher will be less than pleased.
 
2011-10-17 02:26:00 PM  
 
2011-10-17 02:26:01 PM  
still no cure for online alts
 
2011-10-17 02:26:35 PM  

BravadoGT: But it was SCIENCE! There was a CONSENSUS, dammit!


Not a lot in the field of psychology rises to the level of "science". Even less so in the past.
 
2011-10-17 02:26:49 PM  
Three women, subby? Or three women SHARING ONE BODY?

/anyone remember the rash of "OMG I just discovered I had repressed memories of systematic child abuse by Satan worshipers" in the 1990s?
 
2011-10-17 02:28:30 PM  
this is news? hasn't it been pretty well known that the MPD movement spawned by this doc and this case are BS. heck, they renamed the (exceptionally) rare disorder just to try and get the stench off of it
 
2011-10-17 02:28:33 PM  
still no cure for online alts
 
2011-10-17 02:29:07 PM  
I always suspected that was the case.

/3horn
 
2011-10-17 02:29:42 PM  
still no cure for online alts
 
2011-10-17 02:29:59 PM  

Tax Boy: Three women, subby? Or three women SHARING ONE BODY?

/anyone remember the rash of "OMG I just discovered I had repressed memories of systematic child abuse by Satan worshipers" in the 1990s?


I hadn't, but now that you mention it...
 
2011-10-17 02:30:35 PM  
Multiple personalities does not exist. Having seen/met people with Dissociative Identity Disorder, I can clearly say it isn't a real mental illness. Those with DID end up having either a different severe mental illness like schizophrenia or bi-polar disorder, or were lying.

/GED in Psychology
 
2011-10-17 02:32:12 PM  
No shiat. It's long been discredited and - if I understand it right - the people who say they have it actually have histrionic personality disorder.
 
2011-10-17 02:32:30 PM  

Tax Boy: Three women, subby? Or three women SHARING ONE BODY?


www.multifamilyinvestor.com
 
2011-10-17 02:32:55 PM  

TappingTheVein: What about this guy ?


That is the biggest crock ever! I loved it. Fluent Czech? How, pray tell? Really. How? It is farkING IMPOSSIBLE, that's how. How farking stupid are people?

I dated a chick with DID (what they call MPD now). I really wanted to see what that was all about.... Yeah, how did her "French" alter learn the language of love? Maybe it was the farking french books on the bookshelf! Come on people. I will go as far as to say these people are nuts, but its not DID, it's just "look at me!"

Sex was mediocre. Taking thorazine is weird though.
 
2011-10-17 02:33:02 PM  
So, I didn't have foursome?
 
2011-10-17 02:33:12 PM  
Thousands of live ruined by watching a Sally Fields movie. This.
 
2011-10-17 02:33:14 PM  

gopher321: MayoSlather: Well that may be so but it's clear that Norman Bates was a real person with real problems.

Tyler Durden nods in agreement.


Aaron Stampler st-st-stammers his acknowledgement.
 
2011-10-17 02:33:24 PM  
Reputable psychiatrists have known this for decades.
 
2011-10-17 02:34:10 PM  
And according to El Rushbo this morning, it is also proof that global warming is a hoax.
 
2011-10-17 02:35:32 PM  

Hyaku-Shiki: Multiple personalities does not exist. Having seen/met people with Dissociative Identity Disorder, I can clearly say it isn't a real mental illness. Those with DID end up having either a different severe mental illness like schizophrenia or bi-polar disorder, or were lying.

/GED in Psychology


Huh? I can assure you that DID exists and is incredibly damaging.

That being said, the Sybil version of DID is complete bullshiat.
 
2011-10-17 02:35:36 PM  

Tax Boy: Three women, subby? Or three women SHARING ONE BODY?


t1.gstatic.com
 
2011-10-17 02:36:14 PM  

Marmanukem: And according to El Rushbo this morning, it is also proof that global warming is a hoax.


the closest Rush has come to real science was when he was addicted to pain pills
 
2011-10-17 02:36:37 PM  
Well, duh.

It was clearly Polly wearing a wig, pretending to be Sybil.
 
2011-10-17 02:37:34 PM  
Example 1,834 of why psychology is not a true science.
 
2011-10-17 02:37:58 PM  
So, Multiple Miggs WAS faking it!

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-10-17 02:38:03 PM  

TappingTheVein: What about this guy ?


Argh. So fascinating, but not enough information! The Wiki page is like one big tease.
 
2011-10-17 02:38:35 PM  

tlchwi02: the closest Rush has come to real science was when he was addicted to pain pills


. . . and became damned near the only celeb ever to suffer backlash from a drug addiction.
 
2011-10-17 02:40:06 PM  
still no cure for online alts
 
2011-10-17 02:40:31 PM  

dustlesswalnut: Hyaku-Shiki: Multiple personalities does not exist. Having seen/met people with Dissociative Identity Disorder, I can clearly say it isn't a real mental illness. Those with DID end up having either a different severe mental illness like schizophrenia or bi-polar disorder, or were lying.

/GED in Psychology

Huh? I can assure you that DID exists and is incredibly damaging.

That being said, the Sybil version of DID is complete bullshiat.


Yeah. I'd say talk to my brother sometime (worked on a DID patient care unit), but I like my anonymity.

// I used to work at that hospital
// I avoided that unit like the plague
 
2011-10-17 02:41:11 PM  
still no alt for online cures
 
2011-10-17 02:41:15 PM  

keithgabryelski: still no cure for online alts


GreenAdder: still no cure for online alts


Well played.
 
2011-10-17 02:41:40 PM  

fireclown: tlchwi02: the closest Rush has come to real science was when he was addicted to pain pills

. . . and became damned near the only celeb ever to suffer backlash from a drug addiction.


Really? How many of these drug using celebs you're referring to regularly sat on a high horse and derided drug users and the like?
 
2011-10-17 02:42:15 PM  
When I was in college, one of my gen eds was psychology. I asked the teacher why we were supposed to believe everything these people say when it comes to MPD or any other things they claimed were happening. She was HIGHLY offended.

I stopped going to class shortly after she stopped showing up to teach class.
 
2011-10-17 02:43:54 PM  
As a kid that read all of my Father the Paychology Professor's texts by age 12, minored in Psychology and studied humans externally and internally for 45 years, I am getting a kick out of,,,
Wanna know how much of Psychology's "Science" is total bullchit?

Did not think so.

/methinks an axiom is in order, concensus=bullchit
 
2011-10-17 02:44:25 PM  
We knew that.
 
2011-10-17 02:44:26 PM  
Screw Sally Field...the true champion of multiple personality disorder acting was Jaclyn Smith in Charlie's Angels....BEMISH!
 
2011-10-17 02:46:37 PM  
HA. I call my other personality Sybil.

/my ex called her farking crazy biatch
//my current will too, someday
 
2011-10-17 02:46:56 PM  

TappingTheVein: What about this guy ?


Just means they should kill him 2 or 3 times, one for each persona he invents.
 
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