The Film Silver Linings Playbook By Starring Bradley Cooper

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The film Silver Linings Playbook, starring Bradley Cooper, is set in Philadelphia as he plays the main character Patrick “Pat” Solitano Jr., a diagnosed bipolar who was released from a mental institution and later moves back to his parents. According to the Mayo Clinic website, there are two types of bipolar disorders: Bipolar I and Bipolar II. Bipolar I is about experiencing manic episodes, and this can cause a significant impairment in the person’s life such as difficulty at work, social activities, or relationships. This could also cause to trigger a break from reality. Bipolar II deals with depressive episodes, but have never experienced manic episodes and this can cause distress or difficulty in areas of the person’s life such as decreased need for sleep, racing thoughts, or distractibility (mayoclinic.org). Between the two types of bipolar disorders, Pat Solitano expresses the symptoms of Bipolar disorder I. Therefore, he meets the criteria for this mental illness. Pat shows manic episodes throughout the film. During his therapy, he takes Dr. Patel further back to where it all started before the major incident took place that led to his confinement in the mental institution. Patrick calls the police because he thought that his wife Nikki and the history teacher were plotting against him by embezzling money from the school. However, it turns out that these are just his delusions which infer that this is completely false. There were several visible symptoms that were…

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