Psychological Disorders: Joan Crawford

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The representation of psychological disorders is observed in the character of Joan Crawford. A psychological disorder, as defined by Myers (2008), is a “significant dysfunction in an individual’s cognitions, emotions, and behaviors. For example, Joan carries a few psychological disorders including borderline personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. First and foremost, when waking up one morning, Joan obsessively washes her hands, face, and arms before she even gets into the shower. She also became upset with her maid when she missed a spot of dirt under the plant, along with forcefully making Christina clean the already clean bathroom floor. To have this disorder, one is particularly
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