Our main character suffers from a “temporary nervous depression - a slight hysterical tendency” and, although can be psycho-analysed to be correct, suffers from a more intense mental illness than led on which is then perceived to be the underlying monster. With all this in mind, she is confined and removed from society by her husband and begins to lose her sanity. Even though most people would claim that the husband may be the monster, he actually does try to help her, but through what is considered outdated and obscene ways, but at the time was thought to help. She even talks about another doctor, but worse. This alludes the reader to remember the conditions of how mentally ill humans were treated and how most people would have to resort to mental institutions.
In reality, many teens and adults have depression. Unfortunately, a lot of them do not have someone who they can talk to, who will listen, understand, and try help. Moreover, it is those who talk about how they feel that are able to overcome their depression; those who do not, typically do horrible things to themselves like attempting to commit suicide. Similarly, as Melinda had no one to turn to, she attempted suicide by slitting her wrist with a
Although Macbeth possesses a plethora of mental health disorders Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is the most dominant of them. The Bipolar Depression (Which closely links attribute to PTSD, although the manic stage of a bipolar disorder is usually not obtained while some are experiencing PTSD) and PTSD traits and symptoms that are slowly built into her character are caused by the delayed stress she experiences after Macbeth murder of king Duncan. After the murders are committed, Lady Macbeth and her husband are immediately consumed with guilt. Many of the victims of PTSD fall into a period of confusion and guilt similar to Macbeth after the murder of his kinship, leader and king. “His wife thinks that 's a foolish thing to say, and when she notices
Gaining Everything, but Losing Yourself After I read Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck, it was clear to me that one of the major characters in the story suffered from depression, Danny. As a psychology major, the theme of mental illness often appears in my area of study. Depression is one of those mental illnesses that are quite common in the United States and it falls under the category of anxiety disorders (Facts and Statistics). Commonly, depression of any type is usually accompanied by anxiety and vice versa, being co-occurring disorders (Facts and Statistics). According to the American Psychological Association depression is defined as: People with depression may experience a lack of interest and pleasure in daily activities, significant
Psychosis is a strange phenomenon as those who have it don’t realize they do. Often times, psychosis can be cured with therapy, but sometimes, it requires medication. Rog Phillips, in his story The Yellow Pill, addresses both these methods of curing an individual with psychosis, but the reality is that one man needed both therapy and medication as the true setting is in on Earth. Mental illness impacts everyone at some point in one’s life. If severe enough, having a disorder can cloud one’s judgement to the point of committing acts of terror unknowingly.
In the world of Matthea Harvey’s “The Crowd Cheered as Gloom Galloped Away,” sadness is represented in a physical form as pharmaceutical tiny ponies to show how people deal with solving depression through antidepressants. Emotions are an abstract concept, and despite their universal nature, people struggle to deal with them. The characterization of depression as ponies comments on how people deal with emotions as a whole. The poem elaborates saying that the people could overcome their depression, but they cannot simply do so on their own, they need a tangible representation in order to do so. In the world that the poem takes place in, sadness seems to have been solved through pills.
The author, Danielle Ofri, came across a severely ill patient, Wilburn Reston, which really makes her think. The patient happens to be suicidal due to all the critical incidents that have occurred in his life; for instance, the death of his mother and sister, his estranged wife, and his poor health. Mr. Reston was undoubtedly depressed, and in my opinion, his thoughts were rational. Danielle Ofri mentions “Mr. Reston seemed to have a reasonably realistic grasp on his situation, I wasn’t sure I had a grasp on mine.” Owing to the fact that his thoughts were realistic, Ofri was struggling on agreeing with her patient’s thoughts.
ECT seems to cause changes in brain chemistry that can reverse symptoms of certain mental illnesses. ECT may be an option for bipolar treatment if one don't get better with medications, can't take antidepressants for many health reasons such as pregnancy or are at high risk of suicide. Why Macbeth had bipolar disorder Bipolar disorder can often ruin one’s life. This is shown in the tragedy of Macbeth. I believe Macbeth shows many signs of a bipolar disorder, one of the worst disorders.
Mental illness in Renaissance England was a very harsh subject. It was a horrid time to be considered mentally ill, for the insane were thrown into prison like asylums meant to protect them. There was little understanding of insanity, causing anyone to be considered abnormal by regular social standards to be cast into an asylum. However, mental illness in women was treated much differently than with men, and even then the medical treatments were cruel and unforgiving. Because of this understanding of mental health during the time period, Lady Macbeth’s mental illness was hugely misdiagnosed and misunderstood.
Most of us do not know what it feels like to be sad for most of the day, losing interest in almost all activities of the day and suffering from insomnia or hypersomnia and having the feeling of worthlessness and thoughts of death and suicide. This is what happens to one who suffers from “depression”. This paper tries to bring forth 3 arguments lying in the area of abnormality. The first one is the notion of what is normality and how are we defining abnormality, the second is the explanation provided by the biological approach in understanding mental illness and the third is should mental disorders be a public health issue. What is abnormality and not is a bit tricky.
Beidel, Bulik, and Stanley, 2014 stated, treatments during the late 1800s and early 1900s were usually not adequate for people with severe depression. Because of this, many people became desperate and were treated with a surgery called lobotomy, which is the surgical destruction of the prefrontal lobe of a person 's brain. This had become popular as a "calming" treatment at this time. Lobotomies were often tremendously unsuccessful, and frequently caused personality changes, the inability to make decisions, and poor judgment. In the worst cases, they sometimes lead to a coma or even death (p.13-14).
The lack of normality and inability to integrate back into a daily routine can cause depression. The theme that defines Melinda’s behavior for a majority of the novel is depression, She exemplifies symptoms of major depressive disorder. In major depressive disorder an individual; experiences a major depressive episode and depressed characteristics such as lethargy and hopelessness ( Santrock 459) Melinda lacks the desire to actively engage in in life. Causes of major depressive such as internalizing problems exemplify through the novel when Melinda refuses to speak about her sexual assault. She also exhibits her depression externally when she cuts her wrist with a paper clip, as well her excessive need to sleep.
People with heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s, all receive sympathy and yet people will Schizophrenia seldom receive the same. This societal separation and fear has progressively led to the development of the current stigma surrounding the illness. The general
She loses herself, as I would imagine Sophie to do after a life time of oppression. Jane saw a woman in the wall, and then became her. She took on that identity, and in her mind, then became free of ruling and imprisonment. All of my sympathy for any of the other characters in this work went solely to Jane. Her obvious mental instability made the story difficult for me to read- not because it’s what’s wrong with her, but what’s wrong with professional medical abuse, which especially back then was an ongoing problem in addition to today.
Just because Mental Illness isn’t physical doesn’t mean it’s not there, as a person who has lived and continues to live with more than one title of mental illness it often saddens me how unaware of mental illnesses people can be, they may know of the illness, but when it comes to understanding how to cope with that illness, whatever that may be, most people have no idea what to do and to me that outlines the injustice that those suffering with this illness have to face. Most of the Mental Illnesses have a shared symptom of “feeling alone”, does this result from the large uneducated gap between those with the illness and the rest of society or is it an amplified symptom?, an amplified symptom being a symptom that was already there which has gotten worse due to circumstance. To me this illness is a rather large injustice because