Write a one page paper explaining the controversy over dissociative disorders. What is the controversy over? Do dissociative disorders really exist or is this just a trend?
Dissociative disorders are mental disorders that involve experiencing a disconnection and lack of continuity between thoughts, memories, surroundings, actions and identity. People with dissociative disorders escape reality in ways that are involuntary and unhealthy and cause problems with functioning in everyday life. In practice, the vast majority of people with dissociative identity disorder do not obviously present as if they have 'multiple personalities'. But many symptoms may appear to be non-trauma-related, such as depression, substance abuse, eating disorders and anxiety.