Evaluating The Catcher in the Rye and “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder”, I can conclude that Holden Caulfield is struggling with the anxiety disorder of PTSD by possessing the many corresponding symptoms portrayed. Holden's disorder most likely began the day of his brother’s death. He reveals the
Throughout Homer’s The Odyssey the after-effects of war, both on veterans themselves and their loved ones are shown. The events during war and the effects of war worsen the mental health of those involved in it. The way that war changes people as depicted in The Odyssey by having detrimental effects on their mental health is similar as compared to today’s world, however veterans are more emotionally closed and more recognized to have to deal with trauma caused it than depicted in The Odyssey. War changes people in The Odyssey mainly through affecting their mental state. The grief and depression that is caused by the loss of loved ones in war greatly affects family members in Homer’s epic.
Grief can be defined as a deep remorse, especially caused by someone's death. When someone passes away, it is normal to be unsettled. Since it is caused by death, most people who lose someone important, they will experience grief and depression. People can experience grief in many different ways. In The Outsiders, one can see how this happens.
He instead harbors the anger, sadness and guilt of his brother's death inside him for so many years, causing him to battle with himself and blame himself for what happened. He can't admit that he has to move on with life and commit his full concentration on his schoolwork, instead of dwelling on the past. For example Holden says, “I was only
Holden Caulfield, the main protagonist of The Catcher in the Rye, is regarded throughout the book with many emotional and social issues. Holden is affected mentally from multiple past events and becomes very depressed, which leads to suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This is a mental health condition that is triggered from past events that terrify the victim. Holden Caulfield suffers from PTSD because he experiences a horrifying past event that creates many symptoms similar to the PTSD symptoms. Allie dying from cancer, started affecting Holden’s emotions and actions throughout the book.
Any loving parent would be devastated to have their baby seized by Child Protective Services, but Nao Kao and Foua’s anguish reaches a level much higher when both parents threaten to commit suicide on various occasions. This intense distress could be leftover traumatic stress from the fear of losing loved ones in wartime in Laos.
The literary works of both A.S. Byatt 's "The Thing in the Forest and Dylan Thomas 's "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night,” gives us a glimpse of what it feels like to lose a father. In Byatt 's story, the thing in the forest symbolizes the death of both Penny and Primrose 's fathers, characters within the story whose fathers died during the war. Thomas, who wrote an emotional poem about his dying father, illustrates the heaviness on one 's heart that a person has to endure when faced with the death of a parent. Even though mothers are important, a father 's death can leave a person feeling devasted. The death of a father can cause a traumatic effect on a person.
Individuals will have to confront their own personal problems which would lead them to feeling guilt. People feel really guilty throughout their lives that this would lead them to redeeming themselves. Basically, they would have to accomplish something to make up for their guilt. The book The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini focuses on the concept of guilt. One of the main characters, Amir has to deal with his own guilt that he’s developed in his life due to an incident from his past.
Many patients are afraid that their illness will cause them to become incapable of living independently, that they will eventually become a burden on their family. In a longitudinal case study designed to show the motivations for physician-assisted suicide, the result shows the main categories of motivation are illness-related experiences, changes in the person 's sense of self, and fears about the future (Pealman et.al). These patients will most likely suffer even more from their mental stress that they will become financially dependent on their family. As patients suffer through physical illness, their lives will be changed dramatically. It reasonable to see how a person will become hopeless about future after a great change in life.
People can commit suicide by cutting their wrists, gun shot, jumping from heights or hang themselves. So, what are the main causes that makes people commit suicide? The first important cause is psychological problems, there are two main reasons for psychological problems, the first one is, depression. It’s one of the most common problems in the world that can happen at any age. Did you know that according to the world health organization, the United states is one of the most depressed countries in the world.
Holden’s background reflects the way depression occurs in adolescents of his age. Many attributes to depression included in the article such as “Poor performance in school, Lack of enthusiasm, etc.” (Mental Health America, 1) cause Holden to have emotions related to depression. Holden feel this way because his past experiences including the stress and pain he has worsens his mood and demeanor. Also contributing to his depression, everyone around does not realize the pain he is in so he smokes and drinks to get rid of his pain. From the time Holden is born to living alone, Holden faces the side-effects of depression as he drops out Pencey Prep, loses his little brother Allie, and takes care of Phoebe.
Even worse, BPD patients may damage themselves physically by burning or cutting their skin; suicide attempts are also prevalent. Around 8-10 percent of BPD patients actually kill themselves (Bayer 47). In other instances, life long handicaps are results from self-inflicted abuse or failed suicide attempts. Behavioral discrepancies in patients are often brought on by other’s threat of separation and rejection or by an expectation that a BPD patient must undertake greater responsibility (Bayer 47). A pattern of volatile, intense relations regularly accompanies Borderline Personality Disorder (Bayer 45).