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The Haunted Self: Structural Dissociation and the Treatment of Chronic Traumatization

@inproceedings{Hart2006TheHS,
  title={The Haunted Self: Structural Dissociation and the Treatment of Chronic Traumatization},
  author={Onno van der Hart and Ellert R S Nijenhuis and Kathy Steele},
  year={2006}
}
They typically have a wide array of symptoms, often classified under different combinations of comorbidity, which can make assessment and treatment complicated and confusing for the therapist. Many patients have substantial problems with daily living and relationships, including serious intrapsychic conflicts and maladaptive coping strategies. Their suffering essentially relates to a terrifying and painful past that haunts them. Even when survivors attempt to hide their distress beneath a… Expand
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