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Abnormal Pysch

            In each of our lives there are signal events, experiences over which we have no control, yet which profoundly shape the life ahead. I remember times in my life where a certain event would stay with me the rest of my life. Through out my term paper I will try to explain the pain and destruction Sara Mikoulis went through and the power she had to survive. I will try my best to add a classification from the DSM IV to diagnose Sara Mikoulis and try to provide my point of view. .
             Growing up in Sara Mikoulis life she was never able to become her own person and rise above events that would leave her damaged for the rest of her life. In the book “The Transcended Child” Sara Mikoulis explained her life to a psychologist, Lillian B. Rubin and tries to overcome and forget her gut wrenching past. .
             Growing up in her adolescent life she was passed around throughout her family. She was brought up to an age of seven with her aunt and uncle. She was ripped from the only people she knew in her life to start the downward spiral to where her life led. She was sent back to her biological parents who didn’t want and couldn’t care for her. She started her grueling life.
             Living with her real family Sara Mikoulis had so many tribulations I’m astounded that she is still alive today. Her family included her mother Geraldine Richardson, her brother Andrew, twins, and her stepfather Mr. Richardson. This was a tale of incest and abandonment. She was never close to her brother Andrew. He was always center of attention with her mother, the lady she was respect from the most. .
             Her brother, Andrew, use to treat her without respect, as much as not being apart of the family. Her stepfather was another story; he was always there for her, for the most part too close. Her father realized that her mother denied her daughter and took the role as a father, but it didn’t come free. .
             From looking over the DSM IV numerous amounts of time, I’ve placed Sara’s current problem under Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders.