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For the stuff that doesn't quite fit on the healthymultiplicity.com index, because they're more tangentially related or more theoretical than practical.

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MORE Trauma and Abuse Recovery stuff

Wilkerson, Jennifer. (2002). The Essence of Being Real. Sidran Press. A short book on making peer-support groups for recovering from trauma. Haven't read this one yet, so can't vouch for quality.

(1995). Survivor to Thriver: Manual and workbook for adult survivors of child abuse who want to move-on with life. The Norma J. Morris Center for healing from child abuse. A manual for recovering from child abuse. Give it a shot!

Gender and Trans Stuff

Bellwether, Mira. (2010). Fucking Trans Women A (totally NSFW) sex ed zine for trans women. Might also be useful for system members in a similar position. (No, no public PDF for this one. The creator needs the $5 more than you need a free copy.)

Gorton R, Buth J, and Spade D. (2005). Medical Therapy and Health Maintenance for Transgender Men: A Guide For Health Care Providers. Lyon-Martin Women's Health Services. San Francisco, CA. 2005. Obviously intended for trans men, a bit heavy on the medical jargon, but everything you ever wanted to know about the body mods a trans man might consider: testosterone, mastectomy, genital surgery, and so much more.

Poor Stuff

Trotman, Spike and and Diana Nock. (2012). Poorcraft: the Funnybook Fundamentals on Living Well on Less. Can be a bit preachy, and not so good at dealing with disabilities, but still an excellent primer on everything from getting food/cookware, choosing living arrangements, and healthcare. (Though now a bit outdated on that front because of the Affordable Healthcare Act.) No free PDF, because seriously guys, $5, support your independent artists or read something else.

Brown, Leanne. (2014). Good and Cheap A cookbook intended for people on food stamps. Not so good for people with food restrictions or cooking problems, but at least a good start for ideas!

Unknown. (1997). Survival Without Rent. A zine originally made in the 80s, focusing on starting squats in New York City. Focuses on taking over abandoned or foreclosed buildings to make a home out of it. (Fixed dead linke 9/6/16)

Mickens, Julie. (2004). Squatter Homes and Gardens. More stuff on squatting.

Academic Articles

Dallam, S. J. (2002). Crisis or Creation: A systematic examination of false memory claims. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse,9 (3/4), 9-36. A glorious, beautifully researched take-down of False Memory Syndrome and the foundation that popularized the idea. Highly recommended!

Joan W. Ellason and Colin A Ross. (1997). Two-year follow-up of inpatients with dissociative identity disorder. The American Journal of Psychiatry. A short article tracking symptoms and integration among 135 systems at Ross's hospital.

The International Society for Study of Dissociation. (2005). Guidelines for Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder in Adults. This is what I quoted in FTMPD. No longer up publicly on their website, because it's been replaced with...

The International Society for Study of Dissociation. (2011). Guidelines for Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder in Adults, Third Revision. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation.

Brown, Ian. (2006). A Case Study Investigation on the Development and Treatment of Alter Personalities in Dissociative Identity Disorder. An enormous 450-page slab about how multi patients are affected in treatment by the whole "is multi real or just made by unscrupulous therapists" debate. Not gonna lie, haven't read through this one yet.

Glen N. Saxe, Neharika Chawla, and Bessel van der Kolk. (2002). Self-Destructive Behavior in Patients with Dissociative Disorders. The American Association of Suicidology. Short article correlating dissociation with severity of self-harm behavior and early onset.

Van Duijl, M., Nijenhuis, E., Komproe, I. H., Gernaat, H. B. P. E., & de Jong, J. T. (2010). Dissociative Symptoms and Reported Trauma Among Patients with Spirit Possession and Matched Healthy Controls in Uganda. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 34(2), 380–400. Article on spirit possession in Uganda, comparing and contrasting with dissociative disorders and trauma. The concept of more than one person in one body is old and widespread.

Bayne, Timothy. (2002). Moral Status and the Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder. The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 20 page article on the ethics and morals of integration, deals with the idea of system members being people, and therefore coercive integration as a form of death. Professor Bayne has kindly given his permission for us to circulate this article.

Glenn R. Young; Edwin E. Wagner; Raymond F. Finn. (1994). Journal of Personality Assessment A Comparison of Three Rorschach Diagnostic Systems and Use of the Hand Test for Detecting Multiple Personality Disorder in Outpatients. Tests to see if Rorscach tests are at all useful in diagnosing multiples. Turns out, only one of the three tested are.

Shusta-Hochberg, Shielagh. (2004). Therapeutic Hazards of Treating Child Alters as Real Children in Dissociative Identity Disorder. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation. "When clinicians, family and friends react to [system children] with warmth, nurturing, and empathy, this may exacerbate the illusion that such ego-states are indeed actual children." Yeah, this one will likely make you angry.

A. A. T. Simone Reinders, Antoon T. M. Willemsen, Herry P. J. Vos, Johan A. den Boer, and Ellert R. S. Nijenhuis. (2012). Fact or Factitious? A Psychobiological Study of Authentic and Simulated Dissociative Identity States. Big surprise, people faking DID and people with diagnosed DID have different psychophysiological responses.

Braude, Stephen. (2003). Counting Persons and Living With Alters: Comments on Matthews. Very short article arguing about personhood and how it differs from culture to culture--one-body-one-person is not a given.

Szot, Maggie. (2013). Exorcism and the Demons of Dissociative Disorders. What looks like a college classroom assignment on the idea of multiplicity versus possession. Might be a novelty; don't take it too seriously.

August Piper, MD and Harold Merskey, DM. (2004). The Persistence of Folly: Critical Examination of Dissociative Identity Disorder. Part II. The Defence and Decline of Multiple Personality or Dissociative Identity Disorder. A couple guys claiming that multi doesn't exist, it's all iatrogenic and we'll all disappear eventually.

Kerlin, Ann Marie. (2013). An Exploratory Study of Recovery and Recovery Maintenance for Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse Who Completed Faith-Based Residential Treatment Programs.. A big dissertation not on multi, but on recovering from abuse with spiritually integrated treatment. A bit afield, but you never know what people need.

Humphreys, Carol Lee Bentall. (2009). ABSTRACT FROM FRAGMENTATION TO NEGOTIATION: ASSIMILATION OF ALTERS IN A CASE OF DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER. Miami University dissertation. A case study following one teenage system's growth towards cooperation and co-consciousness. No integration occurs. Discusses headspace, includes art.