An Analysis of Dissociative Identity Disorder in the Biography of Herschel Walker


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An Analysis of Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder) in the Biography of Herschel Walker
The book Breaking Free: My Life with Dissociative Identity Disorder describes the presence of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) in Herschel Walker’s biographical analysis of his life as a professional athlete. DID is defined in the book through the various aspects of the disorder that arise from traumatic events that have impaired his memory and have altered his personal identity through various alter ego coping mechanisms. This is one major reason why Walker provides a serious of cognitive and behavioral variations of DID that are ever present in the book. By understanding DID in this aspect of life as a professional...
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.....w treatment options for severe trauma and the underlying coping skills he developed came into being. However, after learning how Walker had overcome physical problems as a child, it was evident he was resilient enough to accept his DID and to begin reparations. This post-reading perception defined for the ways in which persons suffering with DID can use Walker as a role model due to his ability to overcome personal psychological barriers. By having been an elite football player his entire life, Walker astounds the reader by admitting his DID, but more so, in his ability to find treatment to resolve his multiple personality issues.
Walker, H. (2008). Breaking free: My life with Dissociative Identity Disorder. New York: Touchstone.