girl interupted Essay

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“Girl Interrupted” The movie is about a girl, Susana Kaysen is a troubled girl who is confined to a mental hospital for attempting suicide. There she meets Lisa, who has been in the mental hospital for a while now and there seems to be no hope of her ever leaving. Susana doesn’t seem to be crazy, just confuse. While in the hospital she shows signs of being normal and being able to function on her own. When she meets Lisa, who is in fact crazy and does show signs, Susana makes herself seem crazy. Susana learns how to cope with life and she is released as a recovered bipolar personality. As for Lisa, she stays in the hospital because she cannot cope with life and all of her surroundings. While watching the movie I noticed that Lisa has many mental problems. I diagnose her with having a schizophrenic disorder. This is a severe form of psychopathology in which personality seems to disintegrate, thought and perception are distorted and emotions are blunted. She shows a major type of schizophrenia, disorganized type, which is a person who displays incoherent patterns of thinking and grossly bizarre and disorganized behavior. An example of this is when Lisa is so upset and delusional, she calls Susana “Jamie” (her old best friend who killed herself). Here, Lisa shows signs of confusion and emotional distress. Also, at the end of the movie, Lisa is so upset that Susana will be getting out of the hospital that she tries to hurt her both emotionally and physically. (pg. 497-99) I don’t know if there is a treatment plan that would work for Lisa’s diagnoses, but I think the best treatment plan would be drug therapy. The Antipsychotic drugs would probably help her the best because they alter the symptoms of schizophrenia such as delusions, hallucinations, social withdrawal and occasional agitation. Antipsychotic drugs work by reducing the activity of the neurotransmitter

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