Girl Interrupted Mental Health Essays and Term Papers

  • The Portrayal of Mental Illness in “Girl, Interrupted”

    The Portrayal of Mental Illness in “Girl, Interrupted” The film “Girl, Interrupted” is a true story adapted from the original memoir by Susanna Kaysen. Set in the 1960s, it relates her experiences during her stay in a mental institution after being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder following...

      1709 Words | 5 Pages   Girl, Interrupted (film), Borderline personality disorder, Bipolar disorder, Personality disorder

  • Mental Illnesses Portrayed in A Beautiful Mind and Girl Interrupted.

    Mental Illnesses Portrayed in A Beautiful Mind and Girl Interrupted This paper will identify two different mental illnesses and how each separate one is presented in a movie. Borderline personality disorder will be discussed in relation to Girl Interrupted and schizophrenia will be discussed in relation...

      1448 Words | 5 Pages   Schizophrenia, Borderline personality disorder, Mental disorder, Major depressive disorder

  • Girl, Interrupted

    Girl, Interrupted Part I: Critical Analysis Author: Susanna Kaysen. Girl, Interrupted: New York Division of Random House. Inc 1993. 1. What is the author's topic? The author's topic is about a teenager name Susanna Kaysen. At 18 she voluntarily turned herself into McLean Hospital. 2. ...

      1306 Words | 4 Pages   Girl, Interrupted (film)

  • Girl Interrupted

    Kaysen ended up spending nearly two years at McLean Hospital. During that time, she developed many friendships with quite a few of the other teenage girls. Among the patients admitted to her ward, Kaysen describes Polly, a kind patient with disfiguring, self-inflicted burns to her face and body. Lisa...

      1248 Words | 3 Pages   Borderline personality disorder, Mental disorder

  • Girl interrupted

    Susanna Kaysen is the author of Girl Interrupted, her memoirs that explore a two-year period that she spent as a patient in a mental institution for young women. Split into three sections, mind versus brain, the clinical definition of a borderline personality disorder, and her diagnosis, her memoirs...

      2090 Words | 6 Pages   Borderline personality disorder, Narrative, Personality disorder, Mental disorder

  • Girl Interrupted

    aggressive rebel prone to escape and recapture. Her disregard for authority makes her a frustrating and entertaining figure in the eyes of the other girls. She is an ex-junkie who never sleeps and barely eats, and enjoys making trouble for the staff. Antisocial Personality Disorder(ASPD or APD) (DSM-IV...

      527 Words | 2 Pages   Antisocial personality disorder, Psychopathy, Conduct disorder, Borderline personality disorder

  • Girl Interrupted

    Ali Cox Psych 350 Steve Illardi 15 November 2012 Applied Paper For this applied paper I chose to read the novel Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen. In her biography she writes about her time at McLean Hospital, a residential psychiatric facility in Massachusetts. She tells about the experiences...

      2674 Words | 8 Pages   Dialectical behavior therapy, Anxiety, Major depressive disorder, Mental disorder

  • Girl, Interrupted

     Girl, Interrupted: Borderline Personality Disorder Girl, Interrupted is a thought-provoking film that accounts the struggles of a teenage girl, Susanna, who is trying to come-to-terms with her illness in the 1960s. She is committed...

      1685 Words | 5 Pages   Borderline personality disorder, Personality disorder, Mental disorder, Depression (mood)

  • Girl Interrupted

    Girl, Interrupted Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious psychiatric illness. People that are diagnosed with this disorder suffer from an intense pattern of affective instability, extreme difficulties in interpersonal relationships, problems with behavioral or impulse control, and disrupted...

      602 Words | 2 Pages   Borderline personality disorder, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Mental disorder, Bipolar disorder

  • girl interrupted

    Girl, Interrupted The name of the movie that I watched was called “Girl, Interrupted.” There are a lot of important characters in the movie but the main character is 18-year-old Susanna Kaysen. The actress that plays Susanna in the movie is Winona Ryder. Susanna decided to admit herself into McLean...

      328 Words | 1 Pages   Girl, Interrupted (film), Borderline personality disorder

  • Girl Interrupted

    Mangold in his film Girl, Interrupted, convey the development of Susanna’s character? Introduction Girl, Interrupted, directed by James Mangold in 1999, is an adaptation of Susanna Kaysen’s semi-autobiographical novel. Set in the sixties, the film explores how an eighteen year old girl, Susanna, diagnosed...

      922 Words | 3 Pages  

  • Girl, Interrupted

    In Girl, Interrupted author Susanna Kaysen recounts her two year stay at a Boston psychiatric hospital and her experience of what she calls the "parallel universe" of madness, she makes the reader consider how thin the line is between 'madness' and 'sanity'. Susanna describes herself as "sane in an insane...

      4054 Words | 15 Pages   Insanity

  • Girl Interrupted

    The movie ‘Girl Interrupted’ is a story of a nineteen year old girl (Suzanna) in the 1960’s who, after being suspected of trying to commit suicide, gets sent away to the Mental Institution (Claymoore) for a short ‘resting period.’ Her psychiatrist had suggested to her that the affair with one of her...

      618 Words | 2 Pages  

  • Girl, Interrupted

    time of intense interaction with people and ideas. It is a time of passionate friendships and experimentation.” (468) Applying this concept to Girl, Interrupted unveils that psychosocial moratorium is essential to finding his or hers’ identity. In Michel Foucault’s “Panopticon,” discipline further shows...

      1029 Words | 3 Pages   Girl, Interrupted (film), Panopticon

  • Girl Interrupted

    It's 1967, and a compulsive writer 17 year old girl named Susanna Kaysen (Winona Ryder) is like a lot of American teenagers of her age; confused, insecure, struggling to make sense of the rapidly changing world around her. But she had suicide intent, she mixed a bottle of aspirins with vodka, so pressed...

      332 Words | 1 Pages  

  • Girl Interrupted

    Assignment 3: Case Study- Strengths Perspective and Creative Problem Solving “Girl InterruptedGirl, Interrupted Summary Introduction The movie Girl Interrupted is a memoir about Susanna Kaysen's battle with mental illness. It is set in the sixties and seventies, in a medium security psychiatric...

      2207 Words | 6 Pages   Girl, Interrupted (film), Psychiatric hospital, Borderline personality disorder, Mental disorder

  • Girl, Interrupted

    Girl, Interrupted” – Effects Mental Institutions Have on People Susanna Kaysen states that “[m]ental illness seems to be a communication problem between [two interpreters in your mind]” (pg 139). In Kaysen’s Girl, Interrupted, Kaysen is put in a mental facility at the age of 18 for a borderline personality...

      932 Words | 3 Pages   Girl, Interrupted (film)

  • Girl, Interrupted

    Girl interrupted is about of girl named Suzanna who has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder in the 1960s. She is committed to a mental hospital where she becomes friends with a sociopath and is roommates with a pathological liar. The main focus of this paper will be the symptoms, diagnosis...

      635 Words | 2 Pages   Borderline personality disorder, Mental disorder, Personality disorder, Self-harm

  • Girl Interrupted

    Do time and place contribute to the conflict? If so, how? No, because whether it was present day or in the 1960’s Susanna would still have the mental disorder and go to the psychiatric hospital. List Major Characters: 1. At the beginning of the memoir Susanna Kaysen was eighteen years old....

      340 Words | 2 Pages  

  • Girl Interrupted

    The movie Girl interrupted is an interesting movie that delves into the psychology of multiple young girls in an in-house psychiatric facility. The two main characters in the movie are Susanna, played by Wynona Rider, and Lisa, played by Angelina Jolie. The movie is about the lives of the different girls...

      1325 Words | 4 Pages   Girl, Interrupted (film), Borderline personality disorder, Personality disorder, Mental disorder