This article is from the Dissociation FAQ, by Discord (email@example.com) with numerous contributions by others.
While most people can deal with a fairly large amount of stress without
lasting psychological problems, it is possible for extreme and/or long-
lasting stress to produce problems similar to those experienced by people
who have suffered from trauma.
I mention stress here only because it is known that extreme and/or long-
lasting stress can lead to dissociation in some degree; in fact, even a
small amount of stress can lead to mild, short-lived dissociation.