Mel McGinnis was one of the main character of Raymond Carver 's story entitled, What We Talk About When We Talked About Love. Mel is a cardiologist in this story, a cardiologist is a doctor known to specialized in cases of heart problems or ailments. The story is about two couples in which they have different definition of what love is. It is a cliché that Mel, as a cardiologist who supposed to be an expert regarding heart doesn 't know or understand what love is. In my psychological point of view, Mel is consistent on having a diagnosis of bipolar manic disorder. Bipolar manic disorder is a serious mood disorder in which episodes of both depression and mania (excessive euphoria) occur. Depression and being manic is in the opposite poles, depression
There is more to treatment than medication. Medication alone is usually not enough to fully control the symptoms of bipolar disorder. The most effective treatment strategy for bipolar disorder involves a combination of medication, therapy, lifestyle changes, and social support.
Max Lerner an American Journalist stated “the turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.” Throughout The Glass Castle a memoir by Jeannette Walls, Jeannette and her siblings, Lori, Brian and Maureen are faced with an unpleasant upbringing that they are put through by their parents Rex and Rose Mary Walls. Due to the terrible living conditions and bad parenting they had to endure for many years, they had to teach themselves and each other to be strong and survive on the very little food and necessities that they were given. Throughout the memoir, it is seen that Jeannette has a special connection with her father unlike any of the other siblings, but despite Jeannette believing in him Rex struggles to raise her and the kids in the normal life that they deserve due to his battle with mental illness.
The article “Bipolar Disorder: The Agony and the Ecstasy” by Thomas Wheaton explains that Thomas is diagnosed with “Bipolar- Not Otherwise Specified, with ultra- ultra-rapid cycling” and he struggles with it daily it affects him in many different ways. Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition which causes you to have multiple mood swings and can cause you to have draining depression. The author’s bipolar disorder is so strong that he has to take different kinds of medicines that have very high dosages daily and if he misses dosages he is not able to go out in public. When he takes them on time he states that his stability is easier, he has to see his therapist and psychiatrist to make sure they’re working. The meds cause side effects
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a common mental disorder that is caused by genetics, the environment, brain structure, and chemistry. Bipolar disorder can often be misdiagnosed in teenagers since they are going through changes in their body and mind. One could see mood swings in a teenager and make the mistake of thinking he or she is going through normal changes. However, if one looks deeper into Holden’s character, one realizes that his mood swings, along with his excessive desire for sexual experiences, are actually symptoms of bipolar disorder. The first warning sign of his mental condition is when he buys Sunny, the prostitute, for the night. Although Holden feels ready to get his first time over with, when Sunny takes
As many readers read “Catcher In The Rye” many will agree that Holden exemplifies depression, feelings of worthless and lack of sleep. Although shows the symptoms of bipolar disorder: feeling confident, lack of concentration, switching on topics and a desire for sex.
In the book Girl, Interrupted, by Susanna Kaysen, one of the biggest focal points is mental illness. Mental illness can be tough to talk about, simply because the phrase “mental illness” encompasses such a wide range of conditions and conjures up images of deranged people, but it is very important, especially in this book. There is a certain stigma that people who are put into mental hospitals because they have medical problems or are insane and a possible danger to society. While this is sometimes true, it is far more common for patients to need help for a disorder, but just don’t know where to go or what to do, and can end up putting themselves or someone else in danger.
Throughout the nation and our world people are suffering from this disease. Depression effects people of both genders, all ages, and any background. The history of mental illness, specifically depression were extremely helpful in today’s treatment and diagnosis. We know that all individuals are different and because of this, we can assume that each case of mental illness, more specifically depression, is unique in its own way as well. One treatment that is very effective for one person may not be equally as effective in a similar case simply because of the differences in patients. History, types of depression, symptoms, and treatments are all equally important in finding ways to help one who is suffering from depression.
The articles The Myth of Mental Illness and Road Rage: Recognizing a Psychological Disorder addressed the issue of mental illness in two completely different contexts. Both authors agreed that societal context plays a large role in classifying what is “mental illness”. In The Myth of Mental Illness, Thomas S. Szasz was critical and sceptical of the definition of mental illness. Mental illness was defined as a deviation in behaviour from psychological, ethical or legal norms. He then proceeded to ask the reader, “Who defines the norms and hence the deviation?” He claimed that it is the society that decides what is considered as the norm, implying the significance of society in the classification of mental illness. In Road Rage: Recognizing a
There was a five-year-old boy sitting in a public school bus next to fifth grader who was repeatedly sticking a sharp object into his leg, waiting for him to react.
Pat was at a psychiatric hospital for his severe bipolar disorder. His mom arrived at the hospital to discharge him after the court served him 8 months to get the necessary treatment he needs due to his brutal behavior. It all started when he got home from work and he heard his wedding video playing. He traced the sound where it was leading to the bathroom and then suddenly caught her with another man. Pat got so frustrated that he was losing his mind and brutally assaulted his wife’s lover after his wife’s lover said, “Get out!” After that incident he could not control himself or his behavior. All he could think of is his wife Nancy, because he was still in love with her even though she cheated on him.
People on medications who suffer from mental illness may not feel like themselves, so many people fear of losing their selves. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes unusual and extreme shifts in a person’s functioning, mood and behavior further conveyed through erratic mood swings. However, the symptoms delusions of grandeur, and racing thoughts get in the way. It’s very important to be understood when dealing with a mental illness, furthermore remember to work out the manic episodes. The author, Adam Haslett, addresses a daily issue battling a disorder in the story “Notes to My Biographer”. A father, suffering from manic depression, pays a visit to his son, to whom he hasn't spoken in four years. The story Notes to My Biographer,
As a result of bipolar depression, her decision-making and overall judgment has become affected, creating harmful outcomes in her life. Jamison’s compulsive spending habits along with her various encounters with lithium embody her illness controlling her existence. Furthermore, her career and desire to belong with the social norm create obstacles when seeking treatment and counseling. Ultimately, Jamison refused to acknowledge her illness because she could not fathom that she was the juxtaposition of her profession: a
Bipolar Disorder is a mental illness that diagnosed in patients who are in the military and has experienced traumatic events leading to this illness. There were many factors that were at cause such as age, gender, family history, marital status, and homeless. Each of these factors is causes to those who are veterans and researched have many have refused support and treatments. Veterans end up homeless not able to work which the causes the effects of Bipolar disorder. The typical treatment to help veterans come with antipsychotic medication, as many resourced to substance drug and the result in suicidal thoughts or even committing suicide.
In the article, Biploar Disorder: The Agony And The Ecstasy. The author Thomas Wheaton describes living with bipolar needs, and having hard times people can think of. In paragraph 2, Thomas Wheaton explains the different mood swings he experiences such as mania to depression. He also explains the multi treatments and medication he must take to maintain his stability. Thomas Wheaton states in paragraph 3 that he sees his therapist bi weekly to talk about his feelings. He tells how he sees the therapist bi-monthly with his psychiatrist to see if the medication is working properly. Living with bi polar is tough, Thomas Wheaton says plenty of rest, eat healthy and watch his electrolyte levels. In paragraph 6, He describes depression as "Soul Wrenchingly