He presented himself so that I empathized with the main character and his struggle to find the truth, answers, help the other patients, and escape off the island. In the beginning, I was just as suspicious as the main character, which was convinced that he was being drugged to be experimented on. It was not until the very end of the movie through the explanation of Doctor Cawley that the audience and I realized the main character was actually a patient there because of his severe case of PTSD, which is also known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, this is a serious condition that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic or terrifying event in which serious physical harm occurred or was threatened. The PTSD is what triggered his Dissociative Identity Disorder, which is the existence in one individual of two or more distinct personality states that each have its own patterns of perceiving, relating and thinking of environment. Andrew Latus (Leonardo DiCaprio) was in the army during the time of World War 11 during which time he had to endure millions of deaths and traumas.
The very same type of ending was seen when Holden recalled the movie he watched about the Englishman who had lost his memory and his response to it. He describes the movie as, “don’t see it if you don’t want to puke all over yourself” (138). His response to the movie most likely would have been because of how Holden had believed that Allie was somehow going to get through a terrible situation, which was clearly explained in the movie that Holden watched, but since Allie did
After witnessing a shootout, John begins developing paranoid schizophrenia and the movie focus on the terrible life struggle of his life due to his illness. The film characterizes many of the symptoms and displays treatments which are effective in alleviating schizophrenic symptoms. Finally with the support of his wife Alicia and his friends he finds the way to manage his illness (A Beautiful Mind, 2001). Schizophrenia is characterized by abnormalities in perception, content of thought, and thought processes. It is also identified by extensive withdrawal of interest from other people and the outside world as in the case of Nash (Insel, 2010).
This is viewed through the group meetings, medical strategies and Nurse Ratched and her aggressive team of Black Boys. The group meetings were filled with shame in guilt from the patients only to pleasure Nurse Ratched. The medical strategies were performed on those who were completely sane and those who turned physically mental because of it, to satisfy Nurse Ratched and keep the order in her ward. Lastly, Nurse Ratched’s tactic of fear resulted in Billy committing suicide and because of the physical torment by the Black Boys McMurphy willingly took the electroshock, which in a sense is admitting to doing wrong since he is punishing himself. The ward is a perfect example of a place of detriment, without caregivers, no sense of hope, and abusive aids, which trigger fear, shame and
Having had such a traumatic childhood filled with sexual abuse and tragedy he decides to change everything to make it right for him and all of his friends whose lives were also filled with tragedy. During the movie the audience was clueless on what was going to happen next. We wonder is Evan would ever be able to make things right for him and his troubled friends to each have a better present and future. Evans several attempts to have everything right is what made the movie suspenseful and exciting The theatrical cut of the movie which was the cut chosen to end the movie resolved the problem, but wasn’t as exciting as one would have predict it to be. This Movie being a psychological “thriller” you would think the ending would leave viewers with a mindset of us making are own prediction of what was going to happen next.
When he prepared a patient for a lobotomy he had sedated them shock therapy. Again at that time looking back it doesn’t look humane being shocked and then having your frontal lobes of your brain removed because you were thought to be mentally ill. After a few lobotomies Dr. Freeman’s patients were relapsing and he often performed two or three lobotomies on some patients. He tried to take his procedure even further by performing the lobotomy while the patient was conscious and had asked them to perform cognitive activities such as counting backwards. Performing brain
Sanity and Insanity Edit 0 1… Mental illness clearly figures dominantly in the play. Yet it is not presented as a static notion and Nowra does not attempt to have any miraculous recoveries during the course of the play. Critics have condemned the almost clichéd rendering of his characters which may seem to diminish the terrible experiences many of the patients have endured throughout their lives. Yet Nowra defends himself, saying that it was not his intention to do this, nor to present the equally clichéd notion of the world outside being madder than the world inside the asylum. However the line between sanity and insanity is explored through the juxtaposition of the patients and society.
He is “playing god” by taking these people and showing their “deadly sin” and using it to kill them. Treating sociopathic behavior is extremely difficult(Mayo Clinic 2010). Most people don’t think they need treatment or want it. Most will need long-term care and follow-up. The common treatments are psychotherapy, stress and anger management skills, medication, and hospitalization(Vorvick & Merrill 2010).
Psychology 101 9:00 AM Deinstitutionalization Deinstitutionalization is the release of mental patients from mental hospitals and their return to the community to lead more independent and fulfilling lives. An example of deinstitutionalization is a patient suffering from hallucinations and delusions are given chlorpromazine that reduces those symptoms therefore they release that patient from the hospital back into the community. I do not agree with deinstitutionalization, although the number of mental patients have decreased the actual patients are not being treated completely, and they are placed into terrible situations. A study has been shown that 20%-80%
It just so happened that the person in the bathroom was a former patient of Crowe whom he treated for hallucinations. The patient by the name of Vincent was angry because he felt Crowe had led him to believe he would help him, yet he had not. Vincent kept repeating, “I want what you promised me,” “I don’t want to be afraid anymore,” which indicates to me that Crowe influenced his thoughts in some kind of way. One can come to the conclusion the Vincent is a mentally ill patient just by looking at him. Vincent’s behavior leads me to believe that he has a touch of psychosis.