Movie Analysis : ' The Movie ' Silver Lining Playbook ' Essay

894 Words Nov 25th, 2014 4 Pages
Both movies Silver Lining Playbook and Mad Love depict Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar Disorder is defined as a mood disorder in which a person alternates between depression and the overexcited state of mania. In the movie Silver Lining Playbook, one scenario significantly portrays symptom of bipolar disorder when Patrick, who named Pat in the movie, angrily read Hemingway’s book at late night and suddenly broke the window by throwing out the book. His overactive behavior awoke his parents and neighbor. Another scenario is when he tries to destroy the bookcase in the psychotherapy clinic after listening to the wedding song. Another movie called Mad Love also depicts Bipolar Disorder. In the movie, Casey who is the main character suffers from bipolar disorder. At first, Casey manifests her mania state of Bipolar Disorder by pulling the fire alarm at school during exam period just because she is obsessed to see her boyfriend Matt. This scenario depicts her overexcited and compulsive behavior. Second scenario that shows her bipolar disorder is when Casey attempts to commit suicide by drug overdose after she has an argument with his parents. The scenario demonstrates Casey’s mood swing alternates from mania to depression. Again, Bipolar Disorder is defined as alternating between manic and major depressive episodes. According to DSM-5 Criteria, major depressive episode is classified as having at least five of the symptoms, including depressed mood, lack of pleasure in…

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