When I Woke Up Tuesday Morning It Was Friday Summary

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Some people do not have the ability to understand the difference between reality and their own personal world in their mind. People who have suffered from trauma goes into a dissociated state, which is caused by their brain being triggered by memories of trauma, and they are away from reality without them even realizing it. When one goes into a dissociated state one’s body is physically living a regular life but one is not mentally there. That person’s mind goes into a dissociated place that has been triggered by memories of trauma and in this is a place their mind may find peace. Some people can go into a dissociated state for several hours while others go into these states for a couple of days or a whole week. In Martha Stout’s essay “When I Woke Up Tuesday Morning, It Was Friday,” she describes the cases of her patients, specifically Julia and Seth who are trauma victims.…show more content…
Stout explains that this dangerous if a victim does not seek help and is treated properly. She describes how her patients are unable to control when they go into a dissociated state; they are also struggling with the feeling that they are going crazy or insane. They are often unable to distinguish reality and their own mental worlds when they go into a dissociated state. People who suffer from this disorder cannot always know the difference between reality and their mind’s reality. Most people do experience their own world in their minds whether they are dreaming or watching a show or movie, but can then leave this mental world and know when they are returning reality. People create the perfect world for them in their minds, but because reality is far from perfect, people know what is reality. People tend to run away from reality, but it does not mean that they don’t know what it actually
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