Tag Archives: United States of Tara

Dissociative Identity Disorder and the Media: Ethical Questions

Navigating interactions with the media is an opportunity for exercising ethical decision making skills. Continue reading

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Understanding Dissociation

Dissociation is common in trauma survivors and exists in a variety of forms, from normative to disordered. Dissociation helps you survive trauma but may be maladaptive later in life. Continue reading

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United States of Tara Controversy

Are you familiar with this relatively new show, the United States of Tara? When I first heard about it, a comedy centering around an individual with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID),  I was concerned.  The media misrepresentations of this disorder  have … Continue reading

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