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Girl, Interrupted

Making an assessment of the mental health of the characters in James Mangold’s 1999 film “Girl, Interrupted,” can only be done with reference to Susanna Kaysen’s 1993 memoir from which the film was...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2013, 1:44 am (UTC)

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Girl, Interrupted

The movie Girl Interrupted deals, among with other topics, with the reality of women in the late 1950's and early 1960's in relation to how society defined and placed them. Main character Susanna...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2013, 5:51 pm (UTC)

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Girl, Interrupted

She is diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, a difficult, almost "catchall" phrase that was highly controversial in the 60s. However, after almost 40 years of study, BPD has specific...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2008, 3:13 pm (UTC)

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Girl, Interrupted

First, the "parallel universe." "Madness" was defined differently in the 1950s than it is in 2011. Perhaps Susanna says she feels like she's in a parallel universe because she looks at the world...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2011, 12:00 pm (UTC)

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I do not believe Kaysen deserved to be in a mental institution like McLean. While this is a controversial topic overall, institutions like this tend to be more helpful for those who are either a...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2019, 2:56 pm (UTC)

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I have to add to the list American Psycho. While the disorders that Patrick Bateman never admits to a mental illness, one definitely exists. The only other novel I can think of is the novel Three...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2011, 11:27 pm (UTC)

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