The rest treatment was a common form of cure for people with depression. It worked for some people while it did not work for some. Instead of curing the depression, it only sends the patients into further depression and isolation. Silas Weir Mitchell first developed the rest cure(treatment). He developed the rest cure while he was an army surgeon in the Civil War.
Most women were diagnosed with postpartum depression. Postpartum depression occurs after birth when the hormones of women are changing which causes many symptoms such as irritability, hot flashes, and sadness. In the short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper” the narrator suffers from postpartum depression and is put into a mental hospital by her husband only to find out in the end he was not who she thought he was and the place she was living was not what she had
Where there is a departure from the traditional gothic, they still point us to something unknown or strange.The manner in which John keeps her confined to her room for “rest” is chilling and can be seen as controlling as we will explore further. The other features of the room, however, the barred windows for instance and the wallpaper and the feeling they engender cannot be fully understood through any other lens. The Gothic horror story carries conventions in its setting, theme, point of view, and characterisation. Gilman follows the conventions of the Gothic horror story to create feelings of gloom, mystery, and suspense that are essential for a compelling storyline.
I like your statements about post-partum depression. It seems like it’s a very common disorder in today’s society and occurs within fifty up to seventy-five percent of women after they give birth. It’s a shame the narrator was unable to express her feelings through her writing because she was controlled by her husband. I feel like writing is a wonderful therapy, and when you have that joy taken away it seems like your mind starts to feel trapped with no escape. I also, agree that the windows in the room made it seem like a prison where the narrator had to face depression, and feel alone most of the time.
It started with just one mole, and later the cancer metastasized all in her body. I watched her endure such pain and witnessed the doctors give her such strong doses of medicine that made my grandma very unlike her usual vibrant self. All she prayed for was to peacefully pass. Why couldn’t we grant her that one last wish? C) Preview: “Death with Dignity” should be legalized as an option for terminally-ill patients because it alleviates the suffering one must endure, it’s freedom of choice, and it would prevent inhumane ways of suicides.
Another interesting point was that they had ways to treat a patient using OMT, which is known as osteopathic manipulative treatment. (Survey Article) This is something that is commonly used by most osteopathic doctors. They ran a lot of tests prior to using the procedure to see if it will be beneficial. At the end of the test runs, they found this to be the best way to treat patients with lower back pain. They found out that OMT reduced a large significance of back problems.
The strongest emotion is fear, and the strongest type of fear is the fear of the unidentified. The gothic genre communicates the element of fear effectively, enhancing the reader's experience. The authors Daphne du Maurier, in Rebecca, and Alice Sebold, in The Lovely Bones, use certain motifs such as setting, high emotions, and supernatural activities to portray the fear of the unknown in order to get their audiences most involved within the story. The setting is where and when the story takes place, it has a considerable contribution to the tone and mood in gothic literature, thus enhancing the fear element. In Rebecca, the story, as a flashback, takes place at Manderley, a stone, cold mansion, isolated in its own world where the narrator is harboring memories of that mansion.
There is an evident contrast between John 's method, and the method used by Dr. Cawley and Dr. Naehring. John believes that in order for his wife to heal she must take drugs, ignore her condition, and resist any urges she may feel, to the point where the suffocation causes her to go mad. The doctors at Ashcliffe on the other hand, "try to heal, try to cure. And if that fails, at least [they] provide them with a measure of comfort in their lives." The method used at Ashcliffe is more effective when it comes to recovery, as many of the patients had enough understanding to take part in the role play, and the treatment successfully penetrated Andrew 's fantasy twice.
The author, Danielle Ofri, came across a severely ill patient, Wilburn Reston, which really makes her think. The patient happens to be suicidal due to all the critical incidents that have occurred in his life; for instance, the death of his mother and sister, his estranged wife, and his poor health. Mr. Reston was undoubtedly depressed, and in my opinion, his thoughts were rational. Danielle Ofri mentions “Mr. Reston seemed to have a reasonably realistic grasp on his situation, I wasn’t sure I had a grasp on mine.” Owing to the fact that his thoughts were realistic, Ofri was struggling on agreeing with her patient’s thoughts.
Mrs. Hales states that, “I stayed away because it weren’t cheerful” (Glaspell. 974), she knew that the wife wasn’t happy. Also that because of her husband she seemed to no longer have a fun outgoing personality that she used too, her husband had killed that as