He was able to give justice and life to the character. The reason why I believe that De Niro did an outstanding job is because he was able to make me feel the true essence of what truly makes us human. The simple joy of being able to run and play made me realized through his character is already a massive blessing. Robin Williams who played Dr. Sawyer showed the joy and disappointment of a doctor and a friend. Robin Williams, known to be a successful comedian but in this movie he was able to bring out the raw emotion of a human who experiences love and friendship.
Awakenings is based on a book with the same title written by Oliver Sacks. It is about a true to life event that occurred in the late 1960s in the Bronx, New York. Robin Williams played the role of Dr. Malcolm Sayer and Robert De Niro played the role of Leonard Lowe, two of the main characters in the movie. The film about a doctor finding a cure for patients who survivors of a epidemic of encephalitis lethargica. The movie is a drama and biographical film.
As his investigation continued, he began to notice that the patients had various stimuli that triggered responses from them, which lead to his theory that they might have been infected by an extreme form of Parkinson disease. Subsequently, the doctor began administering a breakthrough drug back then, named L-DOPA, which showed an immediate "awakening" in his patients. Despite the drug being promising at the beginning, the patients started to develop impairment of voluntary movement disease called dyskinesia and started to develop psychological stress due to reentering the real world after years of motion-less state. At the end, the patients went back to an immobile state, which eventually made Dr. Sayer realized that the drug was not a long-term treatment for the sick people. This film is relevant to psychology because it treats topics like psychological
Awakenings is a movie that relates to actual event which described a specific disease and the drug used to treat it. Dr. Sayer is one of the main characters who try to use a new drug to treat some patients who appear to be catatonic which causes the patients are not able to respond and function like a normal person and no hope to recover to be “normal”. He is successful. Unfortunately, this drug just brings temporary “awakenings” to these patients and soon after, they would return to their former catatonic states. What the movie conveys are to provoke deep thought into the value of our lives and to give the audiences the information of the symptoms of the disease and the side affects of the drug.
Samantha Denise Sanchez OT 1-1 Movie Review Ma’am Anne Peggy Obre Movie Critique of “Awakenings” The Writer: Oliver Sacks The Director: Penny Marshall December 12, 1990 The movie “Awakenings” is a story about a doctor's extraordinary work in the Sixties with a group of catatonic patients he finds languishing in a Bronx hospital. Speculating that their rigidity may be akin to an extreme form of Parkinsonism, he seeks permission from his skeptical superiors to treat them with L-dopa, a drug that was used to treat Parkinson's disease at the time. It was Dr. Sacks' inspired understanding of this state as possibly responsive to the drug L-dopa that led to the opening of
Author’s writing way of telling about Georgiana was very good, but he must have given something about her character as well. I think the way he explains the spot on Georgiana was the best way to attract the readers because the reader gets some imagination in his mind. The birthmark seems good to many people but not for his husband. The author in this way wants to say that the thing that when some do not have a thing then he likes that but when we get those things, then we do not feel comfortable with them and we want some improvement. Aylmer is the philosopher and that is why he always thinks the things should be just perfect.
Parkinson's Disease: The epidemic of children who fell asleep Awakenings, a film directed by Penny Marshall and released in 1990, follows the story of Dr. Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams) as he interacts with catatonic patients infected by an epidemic of viral encephalitis earlier in life. Sayer begins his career at this hospital, where he integrates his passion for neurological research into an investigative approach to the treatment of his patients. However, he is met by initial resistance and apathy from his colleagues, who view the patients as essentially hopeless. The film particularly follows the interactions and developing relationship between Sayer and one of his patients, Leonard Lowe, who is portrayed by Robert DeNiro. Through interactions with the patients, Sayer begins to notice various stimuli that trigger responses from them and theorizes that these patients may be afflicted with an extreme form of a Parkinson-like disease.
He developed the rest cure while he was an army surgeon in the Civil War. Evidence of the rest treatment working is mentioned in The Evolution of the Rest Treatment, Mitchell wrote how he helped Mrs. G. Mrs. G was his first successful case using the rest treatment. While it worked for Mrs. G, it failed for Gilman. Gilman herself suffered from postpartum depression. Gilman was given the rest treatment.
There is an evident contrast between John 's method, and the method used by Dr. Cawley and Dr. Naehring. John believes that in order for his wife to heal she must take drugs, ignore her condition, and resist any urges she may feel, to the point where the suffocation causes her to go mad. The doctors at Ashcliffe on the other hand, "try to heal, try to cure. And if that fails, at least [they] provide them with a measure of comfort in their lives." The method used at Ashcliffe is more effective when it comes to recovery, as many of the patients had enough understanding to take part in the role play, and the treatment successfully penetrated Andrew 's fantasy twice.
I was really impressed with the way Will Smith, who played Dr. Bennet Omalu acted in the movie. He showed the determination of wanting to discover something and wanting other people to hear him out. He also did a very good in doing an accent from someone who wasn’t born in the United States. One of the characters who was played by Alec Baldwin as Dr. Julian Bailes did a good job in giving Dr. Bennet Omalu great advice about his work and him telling what he has discovered. The woman who played Prema Mutiso which was Gugu Mbatha-Raw did a good job towards the middle of the movie.
Just like other people with Social Anxiety Williams thought he was just shy or strange, but it was clear to me that his anxiety was debilitating, which is very different than shyness.."After his first therapy session, Williams began his road to recovery. "After I was diagnosed with social anxiety disorder, I felt immense relief because it meant that there was a name for my suffering. I wasn 't crazy or weird, like I thought for so many years," said Williams. "As part of my treatment program, my physician prescribed an antidepressant, in combination with therapy. Soon thereafter I was able to start acting like the real Ricky Williams.
I also think this career would be the perfect ﬁt for me because I can care for patients, but because I am not great at socializing I will only be caring for them when they are asleep. I also think being able to watch the surgeries and procedures will be very interesting. The second career I am interested in is PA. PA’s can diagnose and treat illnesses, prescribe medication, and collaborate with other doctors and hospitals.PA’s do almost everything a doctor would do in a doctor’s ofﬁce or clinic, which is why I am interested in it. I have never been very fond of doing surgery or 12 or more years of schooling, but I’ve always wanted to take care of patients like doctors did. PA’s do that very thing, but they can assist in surgeries if they want.
Thanks for the reply. I knew the LNA felt bad at first when the resident used the "N" word, and I talked and explained to her about the different factors involved with such behavior. The LNA was very understanding and forgiving because of the resident 's mental condition. It did not affect her performance at all. Yes, I agree that it could be the disease process that was responsible for such outbursts, or it could be their past experiences and that they are re-living it.
At first, I did not like Dr. Jack McKee because he is sarcastic and void of compassion for any of his patients. However, as I watched the film, I found it to be very moving. When Dr. McKee is diagnosed with throat cancer it puts him into the shoes of being a patient and allows him to see life from a patient 's perspective. During his treatment he is treated unsympathetically by other doctors and nurses, similar to the way he treated his patients. Later he meets June, a woman with stage 4 brain cancer, who teaches him the meaning of compassion.
#Stay on the tapering schedule your doctor prescribes. The specific tapering schedule your doctor suggests will depend on how long you have been taking the drug, which drug you have been taking, the current dose, and how you responded to previous medication changes.http://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/going-off-antidepressants The purpose of tapering is to allow your brain the time to adapt to lesser amounts of the meds without negative side effects. #*Your schedule is customized and might not be the same schedule a friend or co-worker uses. The amount of time to discontinue antidepressants can vary from a week to several months, depending on your own circumstances. #Alert your doctor if you experience severe side effects.