Trauma & Dissociation in the News

ISSTD Statement on the Movie “Split”

Last weekend marked the debut of M Night Shyamalan’s new thriller “Split”, about a deranged individual with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) who abducts and terrorizes three young women. With respect to Mr. Shyamalan’s ability to write and direct truly frightening movies, depicting individuals with this, or any other mental disorder, does a disservice to his artistic ability and to the over 20% of the population who, at some time or another, struggle with some form of mental illness.

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