This article is from the Dissociation FAQ, by Discord (firstname.lastname@example.org) with numerous contributions by others.
In discussing dissociation, it is important to note that most
dissociation is a result of trauma or stress. (The exceptions are
usually those people who deliberately/consciously dissociate for
reasons other than stress or trauma.) Because of this, I wanted to
include a brief section on abuse, stress, and trauma.