November 7, 1989 |
A judge has ruled that Ross Carlson, 25, who claims he suffers from multiple personality disorder, is competent to stand trial in the 1983 execution-style shooting of his parents. For six years defense doctors have testified that Carlson has as many as eight separate personalities; doctors for the state have accused him of faking. Meanwhile, Carlson has been hospitalized at University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver, diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
August 9, 1987 |
"The Minds of Billy Milligan," "Sybil" and "The Three Faces of Eve" are books about only three people, but they contain details of myriad personalities. While the works have done much to publicize the existence of multiple personality disorder, the syndrome went virtually unrecognized until the last quarter-century and still is challenged in the medical profession. There is an increasing acceptance, however, according to Dr.
May 10, 1994 |
This book is a guilty pleasure--a psychological thriller that's nearly impossible to put down, yet leaves you feeling empty and irritated afterward, as if you'd just watched a TV "Movie of the Week" when you were really in the mood for Hitchcock's "Spellbound."
October 8, 1989 |
On the morning of Aug. 18, 1983, the bodies of two attractive, well-dressed elementary schoolteachers, Rod and Marilyn Carlson, both 37, were discovered alongside a dirt road on the plains east of Denver. They were lying side by side, face down in the weeds, a foot apart. Each had been shot once in the back of the head, at close range, execution style. No signs of a scuffle, any resistance.
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April 3, 1991 |
A Chicago research psychiatrist testified in a satanic-abuse trial Tuesday that he has examined about 130 patients who remember similar childhood sexual abuse and has found some physical evidence to substantiate their claims. "If 10% of the things I hear are true, then we have a problem in our society," said Dr. Bennett G. Braun, associate professor of psychiatry at Rush University and Medical Center in Chicago. "We are all scared of AIDS, but child abuse is the real cancer of our society."
February 23, 2009 |
"The United States of Tara" "Revolution" episode, Showtime, Feb. 15, 10 p.m. The premise Tara Gregson (Toni Collette) is a hard-working wife and mother of two in Overland Park, Kan. She paints room murals, juggling her family and career while suffering from dissociative identity disorder. She decides to take a break from medication but continue psychotherapy.