Lady Macbeth's Depression

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In my experiences, depression is common among those with guilt. Depression is a deep and severe condition that can affect a person´s will to live. Lady Macbeth, the newly appointed queen and wife to King Macbeth has shown signs of severe depression and warning signs of suicide. I have worked with the Queen’s doctor to find sufficient and specialized treatment for her. Lady Macbeth organized the death of the King of Scotland as well as other acts that have caused her immense distress and grief due to this experience. With a suspicious surrounding and a mentally collapsing husband, Lady Macbeth’s depression has only gotten worse. I have been sought out to assist with Lady Macbeth because of her worsening condition of depression. …show more content…

She uses words with a sharp denotation such as pluck, dashd the brains out, sworn, etc. Clearly, Lady Macbeth believes in her own influence to change Macbeth’s mind about this. Furthermore, she also is confident that this plan to become royalty is going to work because she is carrying it out. She couldn’t have any doubt while making this plan, because if she had doubt and the plan failed, then it would mean certain death. This all contributes to Lady Macbeth’s internal locus-of-control. She now believes she is capable of flawlessly creating change to her liking. However, this confidence crushed her when she suffered guilt from her actions. All of this buildup of confidence blinded the idea that she could be guilty for it later on. If she had an external locus-of-control, she would have agreed with Macbeth when he thought “ If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me.” (Macbeth, Act 1, Scene III, Line 257) Due to her internal locus-of-control, however, she took it into her own hands to plan to have the king killed and gain power quickly. She thought she could deal with any others who could present an issue to their leadership, but she did not expect her own faults. This goes back to a quote from my theory. “Everyone, especially internals, must be attentive to the environment around them.” Years and years of …show more content…

The root of the problem is that Lady Macbeth has always thought that she has had complete control over events. When she felt guilt and realized she didn’t have the control over herself that she thought she had over others, it put her into her current mental state. We need to get her back into a happy state, and that is my next mission. For treatment, i am prescribing Prozac to relieve some stress and anxiety, as well as encouraging Lady Macbeth to see a councilor and pursue hobbies. I also believe that a little hard work on a farm, for example, would help build some integrity and selflessness in her. She is in a dark mental state, but we will get her out of

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