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Switching Time - A Doctor's Harrowing Story of Treating a Woman With 17 Personalities

Richard Baer

Switching Time is the first story centering on multiple personality disorder to be told by the treating physician. It is the incredible saga of a young woman stranded in unimaginable darkness who, in order to survive, created seventeen different versions of herself. In 1989, Karen Overhill walked into the office of psychiatrist Richard Baer complaining of depression. She poured out a litany of complaints, but in the disengaged way of someone who has experienced a terrible trauma. Slowly, Baer began to peel back the layers, eventually learning that Karen had been the victim of childhood sexual abuse. As time passed, though, his patient worsened and began to talk continually of suicide. Details of her abuse accumulated until he saw, via hypnosis, the true dimension of what Karen had suffered. Baer was at a loss to explain Karen's sanity, precarious though it was, until he received a letter from a little girl, Claire. One by one, Karen's "alters" began showing themselves-men, women, young boys, a toddler, black, white, vicious, nurturing, prim, licentious. And their "stepping out" confronted Baer with the challenge of a lifetime. Somehow, to save Karen, he would have to gain the trust of her alters in order to destroy them.

Switching Time is the first story centering on multiple personality disorder to be told by the treating physician. It is the incredible saga of a young woman stranded in unimaginable darkness who, in order to survive, created seventeen different versions of herself. In 1989, Karen Overhill walked into the office of psychiatrist Richard Baer complaining of depression. She poured out a litany of complaints, but in the disengaged way of someone who has experienced a terrible trauma. Slowly, Baer began to peel back the layers, eventually learning that Karen had been the victim of childhood sexual abuse. As time passed, though, his patient worsened and began to talk continually of suicide. Details of her abuse accumulated until he saw, via hypnosis, the true dimension of what Karen had suffered. Baer was at a loss to explain Karen's sanity, precarious though it was, until he received a letter from a little girl, Claire. One by one, Karen's "alters" began showing themselves-men, women, young boys, a toddler, black, white, vicious, nurturing, prim, licentious. And their "stepping out" confronted Baer with the challenge of a lifetime. Somehow, to save Karen, he would have to gain the trust of her alters in order to destroy them.
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Switching Time is the first story centering on multiple personality disorder to be told by the treating physician. It is the incredible saga of a young woman stranded in unimaginable darkness who, in order to survive, created seventeen different versions of herself. In 1989, Karen Overhill walked into the office of psychiatrist Richard Baer complaining of depression. She poured out a litany of complaints, but in the disengaged way of someone who has experienced a terrible trauma. Slowly, Baer began to peel back the layers, eventually learning that Karen had been the victim of childhood sexual abuse. As time passed, though, his patient worsened and began to talk continually of suicide. Details of her abuse accumulated until he saw, via hypnosis, the true dimension of what Karen had suffered. Baer was at a loss to explain Karen's sanity, precarious though it was, until he received a letter from a little girl, Claire. One by one, Karen's "alters" began showing themselves-men, women, young boys, a toddler, black, white, vicious, nurturing, prim, licentious. And their "stepping out" confronted Baer with the challenge of a lifetime. Somehow, to save Karen, he would have to gain the trust of her alters in order to destroy them.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lloyd James

Length:

12h 59m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

08:09


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

19:07


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

24:49


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

10:22


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

28:55


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

31:35


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

10:38


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

16:50


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

49:30


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

43:06


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

35:13


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

19:33


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

46:20


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

26:02


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

30:24


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

25:35


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

26:05


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

25:28


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

34:14


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

33:01


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

15:43


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

24:53


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

20:53


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

20:30


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

25:21


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

51:07


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

53:33


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

22:28


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

00:25