Bipolar Disorder In The Yellow Wallpaper

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The Insurgent Yellow Wall Paper: The Mental Breakdown of a Tragedian
The short story “Yellow Wallpaper, “written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in 1892, narrates the story in the first person through parts, as if they were entered as a memoir. She is a woman who is going through a type of paranoiac post-partum depression, after the birth of her child. It can also be observed also a type of bipolar disorder in her. The impact of the classic The “Yellow Wallpaper” is huge, the shock of its truth is unpredictable. Gilman’s suffering suffocates everyone around her. She is locked up in a bedroom, as she describes in one of the passages that she writes, seeing “barred windows for children” and “rings and things on the wall.” Clearly it can be seen
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After giving birth, women will have hormonal oscillations (Rosequist). In the meanwhile, their bodies are getting back to their normal state, however if that “blues” does not go away, it can evolve in a deep depression. As she recalls, saying: “And yet I cannot be with him, it make me so nervous”(Gilman), it is obvious that Post-Partum depression is the cause of her poor attachment with the child; the mother can be hazardous to the baby; mood swing occur, and in extremes circumstances, about 1 in 1,000, it can bring psychotic indications (Hilts). If this condition if left untreated, it can cause serious psychological and physical damages. Treatment would include anti-depressants and therapy. This can also trigger other types of mental…show more content…
The person can experience hallucinations and mood swings. In her writing, it is visible the hallucination around the yellow wallpaper, how delusional she becomes, looking at the wallpaper. At the end of the story, she is completely delusional, and strips off the wallpaper from the wall (Gilman). Many are the symptoms of mania, it includes grandiosity; irrational imagination; the person does not want to sleep; frenetic speech. All of these symptoms can be noticed in her in this story. Bipolar I can be treated with a mood stabilizer, antipsychotic, and antidepressants

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