They wrote: A depressive phase in the second half of eighth grade led to full blown depression and thoughts of suicide and homicide precipitated by the Columbine shooting. Cho received timely psychiatric assessment and intervention (prescription of Paroxetine and continued therapy). This episode abated within a year, and medications were discontinued. (39) Throughout high school as well as in his childhood, Cho had issues with speaking. Although he had high grades and passed in all assignments and was on time to every class his lack of speech was a problem that troubled his teachers who later referred him to the school’s guidance counselor.
These four often get into trouble with their drunkenness. Education wise Peter has been known to have attended Providence high School in Rhode Island, but to have never graduated. He also has no college experience. This all may explain why his low intellect places him in a category below mentally retarded. His mental shortcomings have resulted in various accidents to other people; most notably the death of his step-father Francis Griffin, and injuries on multiple occasions to his wife Lois Griffin.
Dez relied on his new friend, Cory, to stay by his side but when Cory saw how dangerous Dez was during a shooting incident, he left him alone. Dez’s other so-called “friends” were just people who hanged out with him because he had control over them; they never really supported him. Even the school teachers let him down as they all gave up on trying to help Dez and always thought he shouldn’t have been in the school. The last major person who let Dez down was his only family, his mother. His mother told him she loved him and thought she was the last person who actually wanted for him.
Journal Aayush Paudyal Page: 47-100 Reading Rate: 270 I was coward, and cowards were not good for anything. In the story victor was having hard time going to school. He was only five years old when he started his school. The first day of his school was the bad day of his life. He started having trouble since he was entering the class.
Patrick Richardson Dr. Foytova FLA 1 29 November, 2010 Brother, I'm Dying In all families, there are problems in which an individual cannot control. These problems may deal with an illness, death, job stability, or where a person lives or lives with. In the novel Brother, I'm Dying, by Edwidge Danticat all these issues occur in major ways. Throughout the novel, the true life story of Edwidge Danticat is told in first person and gives a in-depth look at the struggles her family goes through.Not only does the family deal with multiple deaths in the family but also major illnesses to her father and uncle. She also struggles at a young age with her parents leaving her and her brother to move to the United States and leaving them to stay with their aunt and uncle in Haiti.
My arguments that I will be discussing are depression that the two main characters show throughout their everyday lives, how they have difficulty in socializing with others and the negative emotional states, differences and struggles that is demonstrated by the two main characters in these novels. Meursault and Holden don't care much for life and never do their best at anything. We see early on that the two characters never perform to the best of their abilities. In "The Catcher and the Rye" Holden is doing very poorly in school, he is failing four out of five subjects. He doesn't try and does whatever he can to keep away from others.
She exhibited more than five of the DSM-IV-TR (American Psychiatric Association, 2010) criteria for Major Depressive Disorder, Recurrent. She stated that she is depressed most of the day and has little interest in company or any activities besides lying in bed or watching television. Over the past year, she has suffered a significant weight loss (35 pounds) and she suffers from insomnia (averaging 3-4 hours per day). As a result she has a loss of energy and fatigue. In addition, she reported feelings of worthlessness and guilt; her last words to her husband were in anger as she had no idea he would die that day.
Running head: MAJOR DEPRESSION Major Depression In APA Style Since the sixth grade, I have been fixated with germs and neatness. My problem was exacerbated with the stress of entering high school and by the time I was a senior, my life was no longer under my control. I was consumed by my OCD and was withdrawing from my friends and family, was not enjoying things I normally liked, I had gained twenty pounds, was having trouble sleeping and was having suicidal thoughts all the time. My obsession with germs had caused frequent washing of my hands. At one point, my hands were so raw that I did not have fingerprints.
The “ … tragedies that clouded the last quarter of … “ Twain’s “ … life--bankruptcy, the death of two daughters and his wife--blackened his vision … “ but it did not stop him from achieving stardom (Jones). Mark Twain suffered many misfortunes in the later years of his life. He lost pretty much everything that he had held dearest to him. For example he lost his wife Livy and two of his daughters, Clary and Jean. Along with these losses he also suffered many financial failings.
These are simply not ordinary kids. These are kids with serious psychological problems.” Seung- Hui Cho, the shooter at Virginia Tech was described by a former classmate as a loner who rarely spoke to anyone and had serious mental health problems (CNN). Finally, in Newtown, Connecticut, Adam Lanza was a bright but painfully awkward with no close friends according to a former teacher. He would often have an “episode” and become completely withdrawn from his surroundings said a former advisor (McLaughlin). These similar attributes between shooters have forced many lawmakers and educators to take a closer look at possibly violent students.