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'United States of Tara' Deals with Dissociative Identity Disorder

By: Ayman - Published: • References: sho & trendhunter
Teenage kids usually have a hard time growing up with just two parents. Imagine how difficult it would be if your mother had three extra personalities on the side.

That is the story of the new showtime series, ‘United States of Tara,’ which details the story of a family where the mother has dissociative identity (formerly known as multiple personality) disorder.

Executive produced by Steven Spielberg, the show is written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody ("Juno") and stars Academy Award-nominated actress Toni Collette as the main character. Toni plays Tara with three alter egos: Alice, a 1950s Betty Crocker perfectionist housewife, Buck, a violent Vietnam vet and T, a provocative teenager.

Premiering on January 18, 2009, the show spotlights an important issue that many families have to deal with. I’m hoping this will educate and inform people. Stats for TV Shows About Mental Illness Trending: Older & Chilly
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