Mood Disorders and Suicide

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Essay #: 061186
Total text length is 4,649 characters (approximately 3.2 pages).

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The beginning:
Mood Disorders and Suicide
This paper explores mood disorders and suicide; it shall look at the aetiology of the mood disorders that appear to strike the Lisbon sisters in the controversial 2000 film and will illustrate the symptoms of this disorder – or disorders. The paper will subsequently look at what preventative measures can be carried out to prevent such a tragedy befalling a family in the real world. In the end, the girls suffered from melancholic depression – and this could have been overcome by their parents simply letting them live as human beings.
Reviewing the film, we find that the Lisbon sisters lead a very cloistered life: their parents are overbearing, close-minded, fearful of their daughters’ sexuality, and all too eager...
The end:
.....punishments and by a quintessential emphasis upon the appropriateness of puritanical behaviour – eventually resulted in the children becoming disconnected from life in a very curious way; their emotional and psychic growth was stunted and, in the case of Lux, she was sadly unable to manifest the resiliency necessary to cope with the waywardness of an errant boyfriend.
Works Cited
American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.
Barber, C. (2008). Comfortably numb: how psychiatry is medicating a nation. New York: Vintage Books.
Coppola, Francis Ford (Producer) & Coppola, Sophia (Director). (2000). United States: Paramount Classics.