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...ollable, is key making the best out of a situation no matter how one’s defense mechanism reacts. Coping mechanisms cannot be summed up in a simple phrase such as the psychological immune system or disassociation but rather, coping mechanisms are complex and depend on the specific situation in which one is placed. Each situation, whether due to stress, tragedy, or abuse, has a different method of combat and although these mechanisms sometimes come with a price they are beneficial for the most part. In life, there will be ups and there will be downs but the manner in which the situation is dealt with is essential.
Stout, Martha. “When I Woke Up Tuesday, It Was Friday,” in The Myth of Sanity: Divided
Consciousness and the Promise of Awareness. New York: Penguin Books, 2002. 15-43.
Sacks, Oliver. “The Mind’s Eye.” The New Yorker. July 28, 2003. 48-59
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