Sunday, October 17, 2010


This is an older flick from 1976. Maybe some of you remember it. I had watched this many years ago, but decided to watch it again. It is based on a true story about a woman named Sybil Dorsett who had multiple personality disorder with at least 16 different personalities (now known as DID). Sally Field plays Sybil and Joanne Woodard her psychiatrist and some of you may recognize Natasha Ryan (Hope) from Days of Our Lives who plays little Sybil.

Sybil was physically and emotionally abused by her mother as a child. They say in the movie that Sybil’s mother had paranoid schizophrenia. I believe she was misdiagnosed and was a psychopath, but I’m not a doctor.

I’m always amazed when I see stories like this how the human brain is able to create multiple personalities in some people while others may go catatonic or insane. I find multiple personalities to be very intriguing.
This is probably not a show for young children to watch, but on the other hand they might learn to appreciate a good parent instead of one like Sybil’s.

I give this movie a 4 star rating.

Anyone else out there intrigued by this disease and a TV fan. There is a really good show on Showtime called US of Tara about a woman with DID or Dissociative Identity Disorder.

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