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Sybil: Flora Schreiber's Version of a True Story about Shirley Ardell Mason

Shirley Ardell Mason Shirley Ardell Mason also is known as (Sybil) was quietly living in Lexington Kentucky, and had run an art business out of her home in the 1970s. She later died on Feb 26, 1998, from breast cancer due to declining treatment. There was a movie based on Shirley Ardell Mason Life called “Sybil” which came out in 1976, her real name wasn’t used in the book or movie because she wanted to protect her identity. The movie...
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Description of Multiple Personality Disorder in Media: Schreiber's Sybil and Split

Dissociative Identity Disorder: it is defined as a dissociative disorder in which a person reports having more than one identity or alter. Those diagnosed report to have more than one identity or alter. Each alter presents with individual characteristics. Each alter presents at different times and is determined by the alter in charge. The primary alter may be unaware of the alters and may have no memories during episodes in which another alter present. During diagnosis it is common to...
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Sybil: Sensational Book That Discovered Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) has a long history, it was first discovered in 1791 when a woman was found to have both a French and a German personality. Many studies were completed between 1880 and 1920 and by 1944 it was reported that 67% of DID patients had been discovered. Dissociative identity disorder then fell off the radar as schizophrenia became increasingly diagnosed. There was a lack of focus on DID until the 1970’s when the book Sybil was released....
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