Report: Month 1 Patient: Holden Caulfield Analysis by: Dr. Cherise Boyer Upon spending 26 hours speaking with Holden Caulfield in daily therapeutic sessions, I am under the impression that the patient is suffering from Clinical Depression. Clinical Depression is commonly initiated by a major loss or sudden change in ones life. Holden’s depression began developing after the death of his younger brother, Allie, to cancer. Since Allie’s death, Holden has been unable to find happiness and has severe guilt because of his inability to stop this change. The patient exhibits many of the symptoms associated with Clinical Depression.
Therefore, this is when Jekyll begins to shut out Utterson along with everyone else and still does for a significant amount of time. During his isolation, Jekyll begins to realize he no longer has control of Hyde when he goes to bed himself and wakes up as Hyde. It’s not as easy as he thought to be rid of Hyde.At this point of the story, Jekyll’s addiction has gone too far and it is too late for him to try and regain control when Hyde murders again. This process is the same for an addict; they continually abuse until a significant negative event occurs and try to recover, though it is very difficult. Jekyll’s isolation continues for weeks as he doesn’t leave home and no one visits him.
A panic attack during a May 2001 meeting alerted his superiors to his condition. The disease also caused him to lose motor control in his right hand. After a leave of absence, Wilson's physician said he was able to continue performing the functions of his job with no restrictions, but a little more than a year later, Wilson was laid off. Wilson sued, alleging his firing was a pretext for discrimination based on a perception that he was disabled. The District Court found that company management regarded Wilson as disabled when in fact he was not and terminated him as a result of his perceived disability in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
But then Victor has what could be considered a nervous breakdown and is sick for months. This is partly due to his malnourishment and exhaustion but mainly because he is distraught from what he has leashed onto the world. Victor did not have the strength or the courage to go after the creature and was plagued with worries that it was going to show up at any
We can get frustrated, angry and at times be extra sensitive to criticism which can make us become very defensive. Some common signs of stress are lack of concentration, insomnia or sleep pattern change (too much or not enough) muscle tension, headaches and aches and pains. More severe symptoms if stressed for a considerable amount of time can lead to high blood pressure or strain to the heart (which could even lead to heart attacks). Some people when stressed will turn to alcohol, smoking, drinking caffeine or eating excessively. We can gain or lose weight through excessive worrying.
After dealing with a mood disorder for five years, I was unsure of how thing really looked when I wasn’t stuck in the cave and prisoner to my own mental illness. I was so used to the fake smiles and fake lives that the real thing baffled me. I was unsure of how to approach this new world of realness and happiness that I’d never felt before. When I escaped into the real world, I was much disoriented. It was painful and horrible for me to leave the cave, as it was for the man, because it was like being in a whole new world of things I’d never experienced, such as joy.
Van Whitfield is an accomplished author and has written for shows such as “The Wire” and “The Chapel” show. He has earned 6 Ben Franklin Award nominations including Best Author and Best New Voice in Books. During his session at Drexel he shared something with us that he had never shared with anyone to this day. He talked about his experience when he had a heart attack and was put in a comma because the doctors didn’t think he was going to live. He said that the day of his heart attack he knew something was wrong with him and went to the doctor to get some medication.
In most cases, someone who tries to cope with a painful experience manages with it differently than Bromden did. After facing over 200 electro-shock treatments, witnessing his father’s alcoholism, and becoming a skeptic of the ward and its goals, Bromden describes himself as if he had improved from all of these experiences. As the novel progresses, Bromden becomes stronger and taller to the point where ESTs did not affect him. This allows the reader to detect that Bomden is, in fact, an unreliable narrator. Why would one believe someone who has been ill from childhood and faced trauma
He is of average intelligence but has a hard time with reading comprehension, which caused him to be held back a grade. At 16 he also falls into the same stage of Identity vs. Role confusion as Ponyboy. With parents that fight a lot and are alcoholics it seems like he was unable to learn any kind of coping skills and relies a lot on what other people tell him to do. His shyness and a social awkwardness lead to the question of abuse and PTSD; this belief is also substantiated as he has a scar on his check from being beaten by 5 grown men. Johnny also has frequent thoughts of suicide which could be due to depression, feeling unloved by his parents, socially undesirable, seeing himself as “out of place” even amongst friends, and that he internalizes that actions of others.
James does not remember a good deal about the war and it's soon clear he has Post-traumatic Stress. His loving wife, mother, and best friend provide support, but they cannot fully understand the pain and sorrow he feels since his tour of duty ended in Iraq. In The Dry Land, James shows every sign of having PTSD, but he does not know how to handle and control himself. Everyone he was close to expected things to go right back to normal when he returned home, but the complete opposite actually happened. In multiple scenes of the movie, James would hide his pain and distress by drinking alcohol.