Macbeth Mental Illness Analysis

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The Macbeth household started out in Act I with the couple on the edge of insanity; by the end of the play it fell well over the edge, and took all the readers along for the ride by exposing all of Lady Macbeth, and Macbeth's touchy mental disorders. The obvious mental disorders Macbeth displayed by the end of the play consist of: Post Traumatic Stress, Panic Disorder, and Bipolar Disease. His lover in crime had her own issues to deal with such as Sleep Disorder, and Paranoia. The first time you hear about Macbeth in the play Captain references him on how savage he fought saying; "...For brave Macbeth-well he deserves that name- Disdaining fortune, with his brandished steel, which smoked with bloody execution, Like valor's minion carved out his passage Till he faced the slave; Which nev'r shook hands, nor bade farwell to him, Till he unseamed him from the nave to th' chops, And fixed his head upon our battlements." That incident initiates the beginning of Post Traumatic Stress…show more content…
In order for symptoms to exist they must seriously interfere with leading a normal life. Symptoms include; Reliving the ordeal through a nightmare or flashback, Feeling that one can never relax, and must be on guard all the time to protect oneself, trouble sleeping, feeling irritable, overreacting when startled, angry outbursts or trouble concentrating. According to the 2004 census there was 57.7 million people diagnosed with PTSD in the United States. That adds up to be one out of every seventeen people are diagnosed with PTSD, and with that it turns out to be fairly common. Treatment might work through cognitive-behavioral therapy, group therapy, and/or exposure therapy, in which the person gradually and repeatedly re-lives the frightening experience under controlled conditions to help him or her work through the trauma. After Macbeth assasinates

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