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  • Depression - 248 words
    Depression I Depression 1 Each year, more than 19 million Americans over the age of 18 experience a depressive illness. 2 Three major types Seasonal Affective Disorder Bipolar Disorder Postpartum Depression II Seasonal Affective Disorder 1 Occurs in Fall and early spring Varies in location 10% Northern New England states 5% Baltimore/Washington area 2% Southern California or Florida 2 Characterized by series of symptoms Change in appetite or weight Sleep problems Memory loss Problems concentrating Inability to make decisions Low self-esteem Suicidal thoughts 3 Who suffers? are women Men and children suffer also 20 years old Inherited 4 Causes Change in sunlight exposure II ...
    Related: manic depression, postpartum depression, affective disorder, self esteem, suicide
  • Yellow Wallpaper - 1,257 words
    Yellow Wallpaper The Yellow Wallpaper - A Descent into Madness In the nineteenth century, women in literature were often portrayed as submissive to men. Literature of the period often characterized women as oppressed by society, as well as by the male influences in their lives. The Yellow Wallpaper presents the tragic story of a woman's descent into depression and madness. Gilman once wrote Women's subordination will only end when women lead the struggle for their own autonomy, thereby freeing man as well as themselves, because man suffers from the distortions that come from dominance, just as women are scarred by the subjugation imposed upon them (Lane 5). The Yellow Wallpaper brilliantly i ...
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  • Yellow Wallpaper - 1,784 words
    Yellow Wallpaper The importance of the wallpaper in "The Yellow Wallpaper", and the'three' sides of Jane The 'trio' in Jane In Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper", Gilman makes direct or indirect reference to objects which play a symbolic role within the context of the story and elucidate its thematic fibre, a fibre which revolves around the main character and whose essence is integrated in her inner constitution. Thus, in order to come to terms with the story and draw certain conclusions based on this fibre, it is crucial to examine these objects and what they symbolise within this thematic fibre and obtain a better understanding of the main character. The main object which fo ...
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  • Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Gilman - 1,485 words
    Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Gilman In The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the unnamed protagonist is suffering from postpartum depression, which is caused by the rapid changes in levels of hormones such as estrogen, progesterone and thyroid due to the birth of a child. This depression can be brought on by stress and isolation right after birth. In this short story the protagonist was brushed of by her husband John, who is a medical doctor as having a temporary nervous condition. In this situation, if the protagonist was effectively treated instead of being isolated, which allowed the depression to escalate to a severe form, she would have steadily gotten better. Instead the p ...
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