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One Woman's Struggle with Her 17 Personalities

Psychiatrist Richard Baer, author of Switching Time, tells the story of a patient who found herself experiencing multiple personalities — 17 in all.

Over the years, Baer was introduced to the patient's different personalities; they were male, female, children and young adults — and each revealed aspects of the patient's frightening and abusive childhood, Baer says.

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