Psychological Review: Girl Interrupted

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The movie I chose to write my psychology review was on Girl Interrupted. The movie was based on the writer Susanna Kaysen’s and her eighteen month stay at a mental hospital, but the movie was directed by James Mangold. My reasoning’s for choosing this movie was due to the fact that it carried many psychological concepts to it. The movies main script revolved around Susana’s and with the crazy women in a mental institution. This movie had two main characters and they were Susanna (Winona Ryder) and Lisa (Angelina Jolie). In the movie I saw many disorder with all the women within the mental institution but I also notice the amount of pills the women were given. I found out the psychological term for this was Psychopharmacology.…show more content…
Throughout the movie she is diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. That basically meant that she had disorder that impacted the way she thought and felt about herself. Susanna went on basically hatting the mental hospital like she was forced to be there. While she is going through her days in the mental institution she meets many women with minor and extreme disorders. She also becomes friends with one of my favorite characters. The first person Susanna meets is Georgina Tuskin. Georgian is diagnosed with pseudologia fanastica and a bit of schizophrenia. Pseudologia fanastica is a big fancy word for compulsive lying disordered. Thought the movie she was always caught up her made up lies. Georgina soon introduces Susanna to Lisa. Lisa is a smart mouth and crazy. She was my favorite character out the movie because she the only sociopath introduced in the movie. A sociopath is with a personality disorder that advances. She proved to be a sociopath because she would lie manipulate, hurt others, not very organized and she was very charming towards Susanna. Lisa was product of her environment. Lisa then introduces her to Daisy…show more content…
Polly suffered from a sever case of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that chartered by delusions, hallucinations, apathy, and a “split” between thought and emotion. She was sweet but had breakdowns when someone mentioned her burns or anything relevant to them. Yet Susanna met some of the girls by her self. The first girl Susanna met without Lisa introducing her to them was Cynthia. Her disorder was the funniest but will not be considered a disorder in todays practice, but her diagnosis was that she was a lesbian. Which basically meant she was attracted to other women. But we have to remember these events had taken place in the late 60’s. It was unusual for someone to be attracted to the opposite sex. Susanna also had met a girl named Janet Webber. Janet suffered and was diagnosed with Anorexia. Anorexia is an eating disorder which causes a lack of appetite for food. In the movie she was extremely frail and skinny. She was one of the least talked about characters. She was always upset when someone was able to leave the mental
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