The Hobbit : The Battle Of The Five Armies

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It is estimated that one in five Americans suffer from a mental health disorder. ( Hundreds of different types of psychological concepts are known and classified to date. These classifications and diagnosis are developed by the American Psychiatric Association and are published in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which is now in its fifth edition, abbreviated DSM-5 The DSM-5 is used by healthcare providers to help give their patients an accurate and specific diagnosis. With a specific diagnosis that is standard across all providers a standard of care can be established. ("American Psychiatric Association DSM-5) With such a wide array of classified diagnosis available in the DSM-5 it is easy to see psychological concepts in everyday life, especially characters in movies. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is not an exception, many of the characters display diagnosable psychological concepts. To simplify analysis due to paper length restrictions focus will be placed on one of the main characters in the movie: Thorin Oakenshield. First, a brief synopsis will be provided for the movie, next, interpretation of the characters state of mind will be given with connection to specific psychological concepts will be broken down and compared to its official diagnostic parameters in regard to accuracy to the DSM-5. Released in 2014, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the conclusion in The Hobbit Series. The plot of the
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