Trudy Chase

Dissociative Identity Disorder

Introduction to truddi Chase

Truddi Chase was born February 22, 1935, near Rochester, New York. She is the author of the book When Rabbit Howls. The autobiography takes the reader through Truddi's experiences after being diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorder, now known as Dissociative Identity Disorder. Truddi was violently sexually and physically abused by her step-father, it wasn't until therapy that she discovered that her mother physically abused and neglected her during her childhood and teenage years. It was discovered during hypnotherapy sessions with Dr. Phillips that she was surviving with multiple personalities.

92 Personalities

Truddi says her personalities don't always know one another, and not all 92 of her "troops" are active. "Some of them are so damaged they kind of stay back in the shadows," she says. "They don't give their names; they don't come out. It's only lately that we're getting shreds and pieces from each one of them."

"When Rabbit Holws" Truddi Chase autobiography

Born: June 13, 1935-Died: March 10, 2010

Background

Chase was born and raised outside of Rochester, New York. She lived on two farms from the ages of 2 – 16. She had several siblings, all of whom were also sexually and physically abused. So twisted was “the” stepfather (as she referred to him) that he forced her into bestiality. After sexually abusing the farm animals, Chase stated on an Oprah Winfrey episode that he had to kill them so the neighbours wouldn’t notice their odd behavior.