In the movie, “As Good as it Gets,” Melvin Udall is the patient who has been diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, OCD. Udall’s age is not provided in the film. However, he is a Caucasian male. Udall’s educational background is briefly mentioned through the mention of his piano lessons and his job as a romance writer of 62 books. The patients’ family history is troublesome.
The Victorian Age was the height of the British Empire. They had a strong middle class who had very high standards. In Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the life of Victorian society is determined. In the novella, Stevenson was trying to identify how the people of Victorian society dealt with living dual lives and struggled with addiction.
Frightened by a mentally ill man in the nearby “yellow house,” the narrator turns this neighbor into a character, the Hairy Man, a figure that is “wooly-headed and bearded.” The narrator finds peace in her Dad’s assertion that the Hairy Man only comes at dark. The narrator’s unconditional trust and belief in her father’s words also displays her innocence. As a fifth-grader, she still takes what her cherished parents say to heart. She often interjects with the repeated words “my mother said’ or “my father said.”
He doesn’t recognize the old lady who is “Standing here in the doorway” (28) waiting for him, which indicates that the woman is his wife. The speaker seriously states that he must remember his house and the wife who is “welcoming him in” (29). The woman is happy to see him and hopes he remembers her. Finally, the contrast of the tones describes that the man suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, but also characterizes her hope for the man. Despite the speaker’s satirical, bitter, and imprudent tones, the charitable and sympathetic voices have perceived at the
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey, considers the qualities in which society determines sanity. The label of insanity is given when someone is different from the perceived norm. Conversely, a person is perceived as sane when their behavior is consistent with the beliefs of the majority. Although the characters of this novel are patients of a mental institution, they all show qualities of sanity. The book is narrated by Chief Brodmen, an observant chronic psychiatric patient, who many believe to be deaf and dumb. The question of sanity becomes apparent when McMurphy, a confident gambler, who might have faked psychosis in order to get out of the work farm, is assigned to the mental hospital. He quickly stirs up tension in the ward for Nurse Ratched by encouraging the men to have fun and rebel against her rules.
In 1987, acclaimed horror author Stephen King published what he referred to as ‘the scariest 310 pages in history.” The book, titled Misery, told the story of novelist Paul Sheldon who gets badly injured in a car accident and is imprisoned by his ‘biggest fan’ Annie Wilkes who had rescued him on the side of the road. For two decades after its publication, Stephen King refused to admit his reasons for publishing the novel. Finally, in 2007, King revealed the true meaning and message of the book; Prescription Drug Addiction. It is clear throughout the novel that Annie Wilkes holding Paul hostage symbolizes King’s past dependence on prescription medications and how desperately he relied on them. This is evident in how Paul (who has two broken
In the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a group of men living in a psychiatric ward are dealing with different types of disorders. The character that I chose to observe and analyze was Billy Bibbit. Billy is a young man who struggles to speak without stuttering and make his own decisions. He seeks approval from those around him and is always worried he will disappoint those around him. Although some people at this psychiatric ward are committed, Billy is a voluntary patient. This means that he can leave whenever he feels comfortable. Billy choses to stay because he not ready to make his own responsible decisions in life. I have diagnosed Billy with Dependent Personality Disorder. In the DSM-V, Dependent Personality Disorder is described
Anthony’s matron was an alcoholic. Anthony’s real matron had fought so much for her rights to keep him, but she didn’t win because of her smoking and drug additives. So every time she had Anthony over to visit, she was starting smoking or doing drugs. She would also give him a lot of food, he was a small kid because his matron had used drug abuse, so the made Anthony throw up all the time, after he had been fed too much food! So she would give him a lot of food, so
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most effective type of psychotherapy for this disorder,where the patient is exposed many times to a situation that triggers the obsessive thoughts, and learns gradually to tolerate the anxiety and resist the urge to perform the compulsion. Medication and CBT together are considered to be better than either treatment alone at reducing symptoms. The patient is strongly encouraged to refrain from his or her habits, with support provided by the therapist, and possibly by others whom the patient calls for assistance. For example, a compulsive hand washer may be encouraged to touch an object believed to be contaminated, and then urged to avoid washing for several hours until the anxiety provoked has greatly decreased. This process leads to the start of another process,which is the process of “Habituation”.
1. Obsessive-compulsive behaviors often start in one’s adolescence or young adult stage of life, often times making an appearance by the age of 19.5. Although its most common during this time frame, it is not completely uncommon to begin during one’s childhood and is actually quite possible.
Annotated Bibliography Fornaro, M. (2009, May 18). Obsessive-compulsive disorder and related disorders: A comprehensive survey. This disorder is known to be the disabling anxiety condition and counts for more than half of serious anxiety cases.
Because of this harsh treatment she becomes and awfully unhappy and unfulfilled person. As she experienced post-partum depression, which in today’s society would be something easily treated with medication back then it was misunderstood and was simply prescribed "rest" as a way of getting better. Her husband being a doctor is expected to know best and the wife having no better option agrees to comply with her husband’s suggestions. Just as her rest period is about to begin the husband decides to rent a "colonial mansion" in order for her to have a “faster” recovery and just as the wife starts asking questions about the house, he simply laughs at her.
Last of all I will explain how OCD is treated and/or relieved. OCD was originally considered an anxiety disorder and is a disabling disorder that puts people in endless cycles and repetitive situations. Doing actions called compulsions are done to try and stop the thoughts. A compulsions is, by definition ? the action or state of being forced to do something?.