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1. Introduction: Containing Multitudes -- 2. A History of Dissociation and Madness -- 3. The Politics of Madness -- 4. The Illness Inquisition -- 5. Suffering is Human -- 6. The Body and Mind in Context: The Role of Trauma and Adversity -- 7. Finding Help -- 8. A Plea for Change -- 9. Recommendations for Moving Beyond the System -- 10. Resources and Helpful Tips
How do survivors of child abuse, bullying, chronic oppression and discrimination, and other developmental traumas adapt to such unimaginable situations? It is taken for granted that experiences such as hearing voices, altered states of consciousness, dissociative states, lack of trust, and intense emotions are inherently problematic. But what does the evidence actually show? And how much do we still need to learn?