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Introduction

ByVALERIE SINASON

A second edition allows a second thinking and hearing. In the 6 years or so since the ®rst edition came out, there are more graduates in psychology, psychotherapy, medicine, psychiatry, social work, nursing and counselling wondering why their trainings have failed to equip them for this work. There are more volunteers working with rape crisis centres, Samaritans and other such crucial places, adding to their knowledge on this subject. There are more people with DID educating those they meet and feeling some parts of their society are beginning to consider the reality of their existence. There are also more babies and small children born into traumatagenic families who are at risk of developing DID or are already developing it.