He also had a habitual drinking problems allegedly starting at age 13 which may have had influence on his behaviour. Some psychological issues may have been visible in Dahmer from a young age of being uncommunicative, withdrawn and a “loner” personality following a hernia surgery that was reportedly traumatizing to him. In an interview, Dahmer stated that he had violent thoughts intermingled with sex, one of having sex with a corpse. This clearly demonstrates some form of a mental illness with his alcohol dependency, necrophilia and possibly antisocial personality
In the story “The Fall of the House of Usher” all the Usher family had suffered from a mental illness. A lot of Poe’s work turns out to be an unsolvable mystery or one that does not make sense. In this story, the narrator’s childhood friend suffers from mental illness and reaches out to him. Roderick Usher’s mental state becomes worse as the story progresses. The narrator has seen that his childhood friend Roderick had a mental illness,
Once they become a band and achieve fame his drug use spirals. He becomes addicted to cocaine and heroin. His addiction is spurred by his fame and tumulus relationships with women. His memoir tells of the retched situations he was in because of his addiction. He also tells of the drugs effect on his career, health and relationships.
Sociopaths, often described as having antisocial personality disorder, are not born with their traits but their experiences they go through make them the way they are. Perry Smith has many examples of how his upbringing has made him the way he is. Perry’s life was filled with violence and neglect. Perry had a seemingly happy life until his dad started to beat his mother and she turned to drunkenness and promiscuity. Finally perry’s parents split, which can also to lead to problems in children's lives, he travels with his mother and siblings to san Francisco where he constantly gets in trouble to which he blames it on having, “no rule or discipline, or anyone to show me right from wrong" (54).
The hospital’s name was Saint Luke’s Hospital. Robin was the only child of his parents, Laurie and Robert Williams. Robin spend most of his early life alone at home. He spent much time playing with toy soldiers, and watching his comedic idol, Jonathan Winters. ADHD especially hurt Williams because ADHD usually causes low self-esteem, and cause troubled relationships.
She was my number-one fan”. King said this in his interview with Rolling Stones. This connection shows how addicted he was to drugs. Another example of his extreme addiction is when David Leafe said, “He now worried that he might be unable to write without being drunk”. This example shows how bad his addiction was to the point he believed he wouldn’t be able to write without being drunk.
As related earlier, catharsis aims to elicit pity and fear in order to purge such emotions from the audience. As such, the tragic hero’s punishment must not be considered entirely deserved otherwise it would be seen as justice and the cathartic effect would not take place. Instead, the punishment must be somewhat excessive so that pities the tragic hero for his misfortune as well as fears for their own lives after seeing the world is not always fair. However, in order to confirm that Oedipus’ punishment exceeds his crime, both must be identified. Oedipus’ crime is quite simply his attempt to escape his own fate.
Holden is one of the adolescents that shows symptoms of PTSD by heavily smoking. He 's different compared to every other adolescent, you can tell he 's struggling because it 's not normal to be smoking at a young age. Holden 's brother was named Allie and “He got Leukemia and died when we were up in Maine on July 18,1946 you 'd like him” (Salinger 49). Holden got PTSD from his brothers lost. Allie 's death was the horrifying event that happened in Holden 's life because Allie and Holden were really close.
My close friend was bullied when he was younger. He developed depression as the harassment continued and had to take medication to cope. He became addicted to his medication and tried to overdose. Fortunately, he is still alive but battles against his depression daily. "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me."
In the book, he feels unwanted in many situations, mainly with his mother, Kerry, who has abandoned him numerous times. His mother, Kerry, one of the major issues of Carl’s life, deserted her family every so and then to leave for countless vacations, her children never understood the reason why. Although, this time when Carl’s mother left, she never came back, Carl would wonder if she ever loved him, this had brought up the matter of ‘neglect’. This problem of renunciation is shown in the quote:”...I’m angry. All the time it was that one fear.
Jackson struggled his whole life with anxiety and insecurities, due to his childhood memories. Both his father and mother died at a young age along with his brother, leaving Jackson an orphan at just the age of fourteen. Curtis states, "No record of his exact thoughts exists, but his subsequent behavior suggests that he was
Truman Capote wrote the nonfiction novel In Cold Blood with the accounts from the murderers and investigators of the Clutter family. As Capote grew up, he found himself neglected by his mother and father. Because his mother and father often neglected him, he spent much of his young life with his mother’s relatives. While Capote was young, his mother often made fun of him for being “different” than other children. Although Capote faced many hardships throughout his early life, he was able to overcome them and attain a successful writing career.
In the book A Million Little Pieces by James Frey, he talks about himself going through a psychology drug abuse event. He has had a hard time stopping himself from doing drugs and it caused many accidents in his life to the point where he woke up busted, beaten, bruise and bleeding on an airplane, saved by a doctor and some guys. His drug addiction has gotten him taken to a rehab clinic by his family members who advise it and wants him to get better. Drug addiction is “a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequence.” “Drug addiction, 2012” James meets people in the rehab clinic that helped him work on his issues and inspired him to move forward in life and to do better. Keywords: drug addiction, empathizing, psychology Psychology Drug Abuse James was an alcoholic for ten years and a crack addict for three.
Richard Trenton Chase was born May 23rd, 1950 in Santa Clara, California. He was born into a terrible home. With a mentally-ill mother and an alcoholic father, his parents were fighting constantly. Because he was in his Trust vs Mistrust stage when all of this happened, he would look to his parents for guidance/protection but not receive it. This caused many trust issues later on in Chase’s life.
He continued to wet the bed until his adulthood and could not withstand an erection. His genitals became his biggest insecurity and led to a lack of interest in the opposite sex (his sister at one point forced him to go out with girls). The events that Chikatilo experienced as a child played a big role