Mel McGinnis was one of the main character of Raymond Carver 's story entitled, What We Talk About When We Talked About Love. Mel is a cardiologist in this story, a cardiologist is a doctor known to specialized in cases of heart problems or ailments. The story is about two couples in which they have different definition of what love is. It is a cliché that Mel, as a cardiologist who supposed to be an expert regarding heart doesn 't know or understand what love is. In my psychological point of view, Mel is consistent on having a diagnosis of bipolar manic disorder. Bipolar manic disorder is a serious mood disorder in which episodes of both depression and mania (excessive euphoria) occur. Depression and being manic is in the opposite poles, depression
one job for more than a few years and has spent much of her adult life as a student”.
The characters in Parenthood appear to be the evolving family for the 1990’s. The Buckman family is comprised of four different parts that include a Grandma, Grandpa, and Larry, the youngest child; Gill, one of the fathers; Karen, Gill’s wife; Kevin, Gill’s oldest son; Taylor, Gill’s only daughter; Justin, Gill’s youngest son; Helen, a single mom; Julie, Helen’s only daughter; Gary, Helen’s only son; Nathan, one of the fathers; Susan, Nathan’s wife; and Patty, Nathan’s only girl. This paper will address the Buckman’s evolving family, including the dynamics of change in the family and strategies for coping with change.
It is often thought that the most accurate reference for the ideology of a time period lies in the literature produced at the time, rather than the factual history. However, Elaine Showalter argues that the most significant tell of an era’s views on mental illness and women is the time’s most famous adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, or, more specifically, the representation of the character Ophelia in the performance. The play itself revolves around Hamlet, who in his own internal struggle mistreats the young woman he had been courting, Ophelia. At one point, Hamlet accidentally murders Ophelia’s father, Polonius, and in the wake of this horrible event, Ophelia becomes mad and eventually commits suicide. Showalter discusses the different
For my diagnosis paper I chose to do the film “Silver Linings Playbook” by Gwen Blasco and Muhammad Ihssan. I’m going to diagnose the two main characters Pat Solitano, played by Bradley Cooper, and Tiffany, played by Jennifer Lawrence. As well as Pat Solitano Sr, Pat’s father who is played by Robert De Niro. Bradley’s character is in his early to late 30’s he grew up in an Italian household, he used to be a teacher until his break down that sent him to the mental institution, and he was later divorced by his wife. Jennifer’s character is also in her early to late 30’s. She is a dancer and competes in different dance competitions, she is also a window having recently lost her husband although it never states how he passed away. Robert’s character makes his living off of gambling on the Eagle’s games, his
People’s actions as well as behaviors are all developed as they grow up. As they grow up children begin to develop the same behaviors or actions from their parents. Some adults and children develop psychological disorders. These are mainly caused by Biological influences: evolution, individual genes, brain structure and chemistry; Psychological influences: stress, trauma, learned helplessness, mood-related perceptions and memories; and Social Cultural influences: roles, and expectations (pg.508). As in Mommie Dearest, Joan (Faye Dunaway) has multiple disorders that later on are developed by her daughter Christina (Mara Hobel). These disorders not only shaped Joan’s (Faye Dunaway) life, but also her daughter Christina’s (Mara Hobel, Diana Scarwid)
Getting familiar with some of the concepts in chapter ten was new for me. I didn 't really know any of the information in chapter ten at all. I learned a lot in the chapter about a wide range of topics. What I learned will better help me understand people on a daily basis.
In Charlotte Gilman's short story The Yellow Wallpaper, the speaker seems to be suffering from postpartum depression or "temporary nervous depression." (648). Accordingly, her husband makes the decision for her and takes her to a country house because he believes that it would be good for her. The narrator is not allowed to take care of her own child as she was imprisoned in her room where she should do nothing but "rest." In her childhood, the unnamed narrator has had a wild imagination which still haunts her: she admits "I do not sleep," and as a result she becomes restless.(653). Her imagination makes her live in an imagined world of her own and completely detached from reality. The
Chapter 4 covered anxiety, phobias and obsessive compulsive disorders. Anxiety, fear and phobias are normal human emotions that in most respects are used to keep us safe by influencing us to avoid potentially dangerous situations. It is only when our emotions are not in proportion to the reality of the situation that our fears, obsessions and anxiety become pathological.
In the article, "The (Not-So-Secret) War on Moms: How the Supreme Court Took Protections Away from Pregnant Workers" by Ariela Migdal, Ariela talks about the Supreme Court's decision 5-4 that an arrangement in the FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) giving specialists time off to watch over their own particular genuine wellbeing conditions, including pregnancy and labor, can't be implemented by state representatives in harms claims against their open managers. In Coleman v. Court of Appeals of Maryland unprotected open representatives of the privilege to occupation insurance when they have to require significant investment off while pregnant. Most of the Court concurred that the law was not advocated as a solution for an example of unlawful oppression ladies or pregnant specialists.
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
In the movie Silver Linings Playbook, by David O. Russel we meet Patrick Solitano Jr. who was a former high school teacher. After catching his wife cheating with the history teacher he viciously beats him and has to spend eight months in a mental hospital. After coming out of the mental hospital, Pat approaches life in a very different way. He is determined to get his ex-wife Nikki back, which he still refers to as his wife. Pat is also diagnosed with bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression disorder. It’s a mental illness that causes individuals to experience shifts in mood, energy, thinking and behavior; from the highs of mania, to the lows of depression.
Moreover, it is commonly acknowledged that attachment relationships are important for learning emotion regulation skills. Thus, a poor attachment relationship might lead to deprivation/lack of these skills. So why have not these three areas been combined more frequently? While securely attached individuals are likely to use problem solving or social support seeking, insecurely attached individuals might instead turn to self-harm or substance abuse (Kimball & Diddams, 2007). The lack of adaptive emotion regulation skills might lead the individual to feel unable to handle complex and abstract emotions, such as stress and anxiety. Unfortunately, NSSI works well for the reason of regulating feelings of distress. In a study by Laye-Gindhu and Schonert-Reichl
Rainer Maria Rilke, author of “From Childhood,” and Alden Nowlan, author of “Mother and Son,” are both understanding of the fact that everyone has a mother—a woman from which each individual in existence was brought onto the earth. Through their literary works of art, their knowledge that the biological tie between mother and child is something that all human beings possess is evident, as well as their understanding that any further relationship past this biological connection is in the hands of each individual mother. “From Childhood” is an account of a mother and son rapport in which the mother is the driving force that stifles and smolders her child’s flame. “Mother and Son” delves into another relationship between mother and son, yet this
Upon further reviewing the criteria for both disorders, I decided that Histrionic Personality Disorder is not congruent with the presentation of Miss Diagnosis’ symptoms. The main reason I ruled it out is the egosyntonic aspect of Histrionic Personality Disorder. Miss Diagnosis was not happy with the way her life was and did not love who she was. She desperately wanted to change. Her actions were less attention seeking than what is characteristic of Histrionic personalities. Her actions that could have been perceived as attention seeking were actually more likely motivated by the interpersonal instability she felt and her fear of