Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Patrick Bateman Tien Nguyen Pasadena City College Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Patrick Bateman Overview For this psychological disorder analysis paper, I picked the movie American Psycho. American psycho is a 2000 American Canadian black comedy psychological thriller horror film directed by Mary Harron. The movie was based on Bret Easton Ellis’s novel with the same name. The movie was stars by Christian Bale playing the main character
of this disorder is pretty realistic in American Psycho. Patrick Bateman has some issues and that 's made clear throughout the movie. At the very beginning of the movie he explains how well he takes care of himself, psychically – with a balanced diet, a rigorous exercise routine, and by using multiple skin care treatments. It 's obvious his appearance means a lot to him as well as materialistic items. According to our textbook, one of the clinical characteristics of someone with narcissistic personality
Abstract In the Movie, American Psycho, Patrick Bateman demonstrate challenges to identify his unique type of personality theories. The purpose of this essay is to review a selected film as a Psychology student, and discuss it from a psychological perspective. Also in this paper providing a diagnosis for a character in the movie and discuss the behaviors that support the selected diagnosis, and to explain and discuss the mental illness depicted in the film. Movie: American Psycho Have you
may be difficult because there is much overlap among mental conditions. In Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho, the protagonist, Patrick Bateman, is apparently simply a psychopath. However, Bateman can be diagnosed with other mental illnesses such as Asperger’s syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, narcissism, and antisocial personality disorder. In both the book and film adaptation, Bateman’s actions can be understood more accurately when analyzed in light of modern psychology.