When she sees somebody get hurt, she feels ache in the identical place as they do. And she can’t watch folks eat, because she seems like they’re shoving meals in her mouth.
In the sphere of psychiatry, which is rife with mysteries, fugue states are, perhaps fittingly, completely elusive. They are rare, extreme escapes from the self that final as little as a few hours to years. Butthey do happen, and so they seem to be triggered by frequent life stressors—financial woes, work problems, relationship difficulties, and the like. I tackled Infinite Jest with relish, feeling a new kinship with author David Foster Wallace, who couldn’t live together with his brain and had committed suicide since the first time I’d wrestled along with his daunting text...Read More