Pat (Bradley Cooper): In the beginning, Pat was recently discharged from a mental health facility for dangerous aggression after witnessing his wife cheat on him with a co-worker. Personally, it seemed as though Pat Solitano meets the criteria for Bipolar I Disorder. Bipolar Disorder is the tendency of manic episodes to alternate with major depressive episodes, like a roller coaster. (Barlow, D., Durand, M., Stewart,S., & Lalumière, M., 2014, p. 222). To be more specific, Bipolar I Disorder involves major depressive episodes with full manic episodes. Pat portrayed the following of each stage according to the symptoms discussed in the textbook:
(Hypo)manic: poor judgment, racing thoughts, aggressive behaviours, agitation or irritation, increased physical activity, risky behaviour, increased drive to preform or achieve goal, decreased need for sleep, and delusions
Depressive: sadness, anxiety, sleep problems, loss of interest in activities, irritability.
In detail, he has recurrent, full manic episodes that are portrayed throughout the film. Pat’s behavior classifies him to have Bipolar I Disorder because he is hyperactive in many cases and has some depressive moments. For example, the night when Pat wakes up his parents, he talks so fast that he barely takes breaths in between each thought; he talks loudly that causes other neighbors to awake as well. He has hypersomnia as he rarely sleeps, yet feels fine the next day. Pat’s obsession wi...
... middle of paper ...
...movie of mine. That said, it was interesting to watch the film again with a different perspective.
It was certainly a breath of fresh air to watch a film that portrayed mental illness with a positive viewpoint. Unfortunately, there are many movies released that portray persons with mental illness as crazy, scary and abnormal. These types of movies create more stigma in society and give people an unrealistic and false perspective of mental illness. They are not strangers nor foreigners, they are people with hopes, dreams and feelings. Personally, I think this film gives hope to those suffering with mental illness and educates society which can help reduce stigma
To conclude, although the movie didn’t portray an absolute “clinically” correct portrayal of mental illness, it addressed it respectively and realistically within an entertaining and enjoyable storyline.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- The Run to Acceptance Most viewers would say that the movie Silver Linings Playbook was a romantic drama revolving around a man named Pat with bipolar disorder and an unstable widow named Tiffany. However, from the introduction of the protagonist Pat, it would seem that the director was conveying a deeper meaning about the fear and acceptance of mental illness rather than the universal love story that people saw from the surface. From the start, Pat was introduced off-centered with the camera to his back while he stated, “I’m better now”(Silver Linings Playbook), but it was apparent that he was still unstable.... [tags: Mental disorder, Schizophrenia, Mental illness]
980 words (2.8 pages)
- Silver Linings Playbook Imagine, every day a person struggles with controlling untypical behavior caused by some sort of psychiatric disorder. For many, this is not imaginative this is reality. The character Pat in the movie Silver Linings Playbook, is a great example of someone who struggles daily to control their untypical behavior. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder also known as OCD, is a disorder commonly misunderstood and can be misused in social context. Most people do not understand this disorder and most people use this disorder to discriminate against those struggling from it.... [tags: Mental disorder, Body dysmorphic disorder]
861 words (2.5 pages)
- Silver Linings Playbook does a great job of showing the realities of bipolar disorder in all of its glory. Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder involving periods of incapacitating depression, with periods of extreme euphoria and excitement. The movie portrays this disorder by showing all of Pat and Tiffany’s angry and violent manic episodes, Pat’s obsession with getting his wife back, and their other manic tendencies. Pat has several manic episodes that are expressed by angry outbreaks, or meltdowns.... [tags: Bipolar disorder, Mania, Psychosis]
740 words (2.1 pages)
- Character Synopsis Pat Solitano is the main character of the movie the Silver Linings Playbook. Pat had been sent to a psychiatric residential facility as a plea bargain not to have to serve time for committing a violent crime. Pat walked in on his wife having sex with another teacher he worked with while their wedding song was playing on the radio. Pat reacted violently and beat the teacher with tenure as Pat refers to him. Pat’s world has been turned upside down and when his mother picks him up from the facility eight months later Pat is going home to live with his parents.... [tags: Bipolar disorder, Mania, Bipolar spectrum]
1712 words (4.9 pages)
- The psychological disorder that was illustrated in the movie Silver Linings Playbook is bipolar disorder. The main character is Pat Solitano and he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when he nearly beat his wife’s lover to death. As the movie goes on we are also introduced to Tiffany who seems just as “crazy” as Pat, but amazingly she helps him control his episodes through dancing. According to the DSM-5, a book published by the American Psychiatric Association, which helps psychologists diagnose a person with a mental illness, Pat does somewhat reach abnormality.... [tags: Bipolar disorder, Mania, Hypomania, Psychology]
802 words (2.3 pages)
- In the movie, Silver Linings Playbook, it all started with a man named Pat Solitano who had a mental disorder. He was recently released from a psychiatric hospital and now resides with his parents. He had lost his wife and his job and life just was not happening in his favor. His aim was to win back his wife, which happened to be quite difficult in his case. That is until he met this widowed woman named Tiffany Maxwell, who promised to help him reach out to his wife if he returned a favor and danced with her in a competition.... [tags: Mental disorder, Psychiatry, Psychiatric hospital]
964 words (2.8 pages)
- We are social animals that interact with others and form a close relationship. Close relationships are sometimes called interpersonal relationships. These relationships are found within families, co-workers, and small circle of best friends. According to the book The Social Animal, interpersonal relationships consist of interpersonal attraction. Interpersonal Attraction states that there are four reasons why you will like a person, such as the similarities you have with the other person, skills/ability of another, quality, and simply because they like you.... [tags: Psychology, Interpersonal relationship, Love]
929 words (2.7 pages)
- This week I have watched Silver Linings Playbook. I love this movie. It is my absolute most favorite movie that I have ever watched. In my opinion it is a very funny and romantic movie. I have seen this movie before I had watched it with my class. I did not expect such explicit language. I also didn’t expect Pat, the main character, to go on about Nicki for so long. I also did not expect for Pat and Tiffany to get together in the end, since he was going on about Nicki for the whole movie. I did not read any reviews about this movie before I had watched it for the first time.... [tags: Love, English-language films, Actor, Debut albums]
1012 words (2.9 pages)
- There are many movies, television shows, news stories and movies that portray individuals with disabilities. Films portraying anyone with a disability are more complicated than we think because of all the criticism they may receive and the makers need to be aware of the messages that they may be sending out. I chose to write a reaction critique of Silver Linings Playbook as well as The Blind Side. Both movie tell the story of individuals with disabilities and portray their daily life in their eyes as well as through the eyes of others.... [tags: Mental disorder, Disability, Michael Oher]
1571 words (4.5 pages)
- Synopsis Silver Linings Playbooks tells the story of Pat Solitano Jr. (played by Bradley Cooper), a high school teacher diagnosed with bipolar disorder who is trying to get his life back together. The movie opens as Pat is released from a psychiatric hospital after eight months of treatment and moves back in with his parents. He is determined to get back together with his wife, Nikki, despite all the signs that say she does not want to be with him - such as the restraining order she filed against him.... [tags: bipolar disorder, pat solitano, brain]
2568 words (7.3 pages)
- Carl Jung 's Theory Vs. The Myers Briggs Type Indicator
- Education For Illegal Immigrants And The United States Of America
- The Myer Briggs Personality And Jung Typology Test My Personality Traits
- Analysis Of The Novel ' 1984 ' By George Orwell
- Armed And Dangerous : Memoirs Of A Chicago Policewoman
- Managing Meetings : Management, Team Attendance At Meetings And At The End Of The Group Task