In the book, The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James, the mental state of the main character, the governess is questionable and often argued by the audience. The governess reports several sighting of two ghosts, Peter Quint and Miss Jessel, however, the strange events degrade the credibility of the governess and readers must decide if they were real or fake. The governess is insane because she imagines the ghosts, displays excessive fear and anxiety and is extremely paranoid over the safety of her charges. All of this reasons are symptoms of insanity which lead us to logically believe she has a mental illness. The governess is insane because she is the only person at Bly to witness the ghosts of Peter Quint and Miss Jessel.
Edna is successful to find her own room but ultimately, the room she has found is potentially the cause of her demise because she is unable to use the room for true freedom. In terms of Woolf’s success, she has succeeded by finding her room, but because it is tied to her quest for her “motherly” love, she cannot reconcile the freedom of her room in her life. Instead of achieving the power and creative success that Woolf wanted, Edna has caged herself into her room and is unable to want to escape it and ultimately ends her
Curley’s wife wished she could go to Hollywood and chase her dream of acting, the narrator wanted to was write. Curley’s wife had always regretted marrying Curley and was never satisfied with her role as a wife. Curley’s wife expressed this to Lennie, “I coulda made somethin’ of myself… maybe I will yet.” (Steinbeck, page 87) Similar to how the narrator was confined to her room, trapped by social expectations, unable to write or even fulfil her domestic role. The domestic sphere is a confinement towards both women, in the Yellow Wallpaper, the symbolism of the wallpaper and how it, “Becomes bars!” (Gilman) shows us how she felt physically and emotionally trapped by her role that she was unable to fufil. Whilst Curley’s wife expresses this through dialogue once again, “Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever’ once in a while.
Under criteria A for schizophrenia, the DSM-5 in table 13.1 in Barlow and Durand (2015) states that: “At least one of these must be present: delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior…” (p. 481). According to the case, Harlan is experiencing at least three of those symptoms which qualifies him as schizophrenic. Harlan’s delusion is that he is constantly being watched by an outside source. This is what is causing him to continually keep his shades drawn and can be considered a delusion of paranoia. The hallucination Harlan is suffering from is an auditory hallucination with which he is hearing voices tell him to stop eating.
Paul suffers from schizophrenia; schizophrenia is a disease in which the victim may hear and see things that are not actually there. When Paul hears voices “in the house… it [frightens him] terribly” (1256). Paul hearing voices that are not there, is evidence that he has schizophrenia due to neurological defects. Another sign of fetal alcohol syndrome is Paul’s hyperactivity. Fetal alcohol syndrome can result in “behavioral problems such as hyperactivity, poor attention and concentration, stubbornness, impulsiveness, and anxiety” (Gavin).
A Beautiful Mind with Schizophrenia A Beautiful Mind, starring Russel Crowe as John Nash, is a phenomenal portrayal of one of the most mysterious and complicated mental disorders known to the world of psychology: schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder in which the patient experiences hallucinations and delusions, and often has difficulty functioning in their daily life (CITATION). A Beautiful Mind allows some insight into what this disorder entails and what it may be like to live with the diagnosis, as it accurately represents various symptoms and treatments. In A Beautiful Mind, John Nash, a mathematician, suffers from schizophrenia. This is a harrowing disorder, as mentioned previously, that causes abnormal thought and emotion processes, strange or false views of reality, and, occasionally, abnormal motor functions.
Researchers believe that multiple blows to the head may dislodge the tau protein from the cell structure and cause it to form in clumps inside nerve cells. This may damage or ultimately kill nerve cells, and spread as the disease progresses; one of the advanced stages is that brain shrinkage may occur. Researchers are working to refine brain scan techniques to identify Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy tau deposits in living brains. They are also looking for clues in people’s blood or cerebrospinal fluid that would allow them diagnose the disease before death. A large-scale study found that concussions in adolescents can increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis later on in life.
In the film, the audience learns that Nina didn’t enjoy ballet as a young girl. Her mother asks her “Remember when you first started? If I hadn't taken you to each of your classes you would have been completely lost”. This raises the question around whether Nina choose a career in ballet in order to gain the approval and affection of her mother, or if, by becoming a ballerina, Nina was making choices based on the actualising tendency based her innate talents and abilities. When Nina is chosen for the role of the Swan Queen, is she moving towards fulfilling her actualising potential in terms of Rogers’ organismic valuing process or is this another step in trying to win the positive regard of those around her.
Ballet, one of the most beautiful forms of art, was used to construct the most feminine-like Disney princesses to normalize the denial of women dominance. High class protagonists like Lady Tremaine and Cinderella’s evil stepsisters, “are animated as antitheses to correct dance carriage and movement. Their strides are always heel first, bent knee exaggerations of incorrect ballet postures and movements.”. The creators not only use incorrect ballet movement, but the dancing roles of the stepsisters were performed “by men in drag, parodying gendered constructions of classical dance roles.” As a result, in early Disney films, dependent women were stereotypically feminine, while independent women were constructed with masculine characteristics, shown demolishing family
Mary was an unorthodox mother who was often swaying back and forth between the temptation to pursue her selfish endeavor of becoming an artist and her duty as a mother to assume responsibility and support her family. This constant feud resulted in the entire family losing faith in her and becoming distraught. Jeannette’s mother was one of the key factors that contributed in the plan for her and her older sister, Lori to move to New York and start a fresh life there. It was with the realization that the only method in which they can prosper and live a good life was to leave their parents and start a life anew. Jeannette and Lori realized that they must think logically and think about progressing in life although this plan may not comply with the ideal plan of living together as an amalgamated
She didn 't like dance until she was in a hard, challenging class. The Nutcracker and Swan Lake are some of the most popular Russian ballet stories. Ballet is a production that uses dance, music, and scenery to tell a story or create a mood. Dancers move their bodies in order to express emotion or tell stories. Music plays a big part in ballet and dance.
In 1977 Meadow named another form of Munchausen syndrome. In this form, a caregiver would make up a factitious illness in their child so that the child would then be subjected to unnecessary treatments. Meadows called this form of Munchausen Syndrome, Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. In this form of the syndrome, the caregiver could receive medical attention through their child to satisfy the need for attention for themselves. Some of the several symptoms that are most commonly reported are different forms of bleeding, seizures, depression, fevers and rashes.
It isn’t unusual for people with this disorder to show features of it without negative moods. However, individuals with the disorder who show “the angry/irritable mood symptoms typically show the behavioral features as well,” (DSM-5, p 141). To meet the specific diagnostic criteria for ODD, a person may demonstrate significant impairment in functioning and must meet some of the suggested disruptive symptoms, (APA 200) These symptoms include losing one 's temper, arguing with adults, refusing to comply with adult 's ' requests, annoying others, blaming others for one 's own mistakes, being annoyed easily by others, being angry, and being spiteful and vindictive. This means that a person with ODD can possibly often lose temper, is touchy or easily annoyed by others, and is often angry and resentful. That is the angry mood of ODD, the argumentative behavior of OD may include arguing with adults, defying or refusing to comply, annoy people, or blame others for his or her mistakes.
Throughout the book, one of the major conflicts that Lily has to face is her secrets. With her life controlled through them, her secrets and lies refrain her from living fulfillingly and puts a mental strain on her. It all started with a simple lie to a store clerk at Tiburon, “I’m visiting my grandmother” (62). Soon that simple lie escalated
In the video, Elan Saks talks about how she has schizophrenia and has went through treatment and therapy for it. Schizophrenia is a mental illness that has taken over multitude of people’s lives. She talks about loose association and two examples. The first example being the mind puts together several words that do not always make sense. The second example being when the mind jumbles up words so bad that it becomes a “word salad.” Symptoms of Schizophrenia can be a multitude of several things, but two common symptoms associated with Schizophrenia are delusions and hallucinations.