Analysis Of The Movie ' Silver Lining Playbook ' Directed By David O. Russell

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Silver Lining Playbook Review In the film Silver Lining Playbook, directed by David O. Russell and starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, a character by the name of Pat Solatano Jr. is introduced with the bipolar disorder. Throughout the film Pat goes through life trying to deal with all the ebbs and flows that come his way, all while trying to keep his disorder in check. Have it being his interactions with family and friends, or the way he handles simple misfortunes or disagreements can become very challenging. Yet when looking beyond the person and the essence of what makes up bipolar disorder a clearer understanding and assessment can be made. Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out daily tasks. Its history goes as far back as the second century, Greek physician and philosopher, Aretaeus of Cappadocia, first recognized some symptoms of mania and depression, and felt they could be two separate forms found within the same illness. In 200 AD, Greek and Romans began prescribing spa treatment to their agitated and euphoric patients. Lithium salts were used in bath water and was seemingly absorbed by patients ' bodies, calming them and making them feel better. From 300 to 500 AD, unable to explain the behavior of people with mental illness, Europeans believed that the reason for their actions were because they were being possessed by the…
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