What is Going on with Frankie? : A Psychological Disorder Analysis on Frankie and Alice Every person has experienced a time when they get lost in their thoughts and start to daydream in the middle of an action. You lose track of what’s going on around you. Our thoughts and experiences can become dissociative. Dissociative Disorders causes a disruption of identity and conscious awareness. People who suffer from Dissociative Identity Disorder, they develop two or more distinct identities. These identities form to deal with traumatic event, and to protect one’s sense of self. People who suffer DID experience periods of amnesia, and sometimes only one identity could be aware of the others. The identities can be a different gender, age, ethnic …show more content…
As they get to his apartment and start hooking up, she ends up stepping on a baby’s toy. She suddenly starts to hear the cries of a baby, so she starts looking around the apartment. As she’s doing that, she walks to a walks towards the crib and doesn’t see a baby. This causes her to have a headache, and this is when the switch of identities happens. She doesn’t want to be touched by Cliff. She ends up telling Cliff to “Take your nigger hands off me” and that “Frankie is not here “(Berry & Sax, 2010).Cliff tries to calm her down, not knowing she has DID, but that backfires. She tries to protect herself by hitting Cliff in the head with a photo frame. After that encounter, she flees and ends up fainting in the street. The police arrive at the screen and they take her into the hospital. When she awaken, she doesn’t remember anything that happened from the previous night. She meets Dr. Joseph Oswald, Dr. OZ in the film, and he’s one of the psychiatrist at the hospital. At first, the doctor assumes Frankie is a drug user, but Frankie says she doesn’t do anything, as she says “Frankie got rules, no smack, no blow, and no speed” (in text citation). So the doctor lets her go home, because she has no symptoms and cannot remember anything. After that incident, Frankie gets fired from her job because of what she did to Cliff. Frankie goes back to her ordinary life. But strange things
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He started to investigate and learns that Frankie has two other personalities that comes out when she is in distress. The first personality is called Alice. She appears when Frankie tries to remember a painful event that happened to her in her childhood. Alice is manipulative and has a strong hate towards African American. The reason is because she distinguishes herself as a Caucasian and southern woman who hates African American. She first appeared to the doctor when he asked her about Frankie’s past. She told him that she was tired of being in the shadows and that she can’t stand sharing the same body and compares herself to the doctor who was white. Alice’s personality is completely different from Frankie. She wears high end clothing and likes to go to cocktail parties. The second personality is an 8-year-old girl by the name of “Genius” she comes out when Frankie is scared. Genius is a very smart personality with an IQ
Dissociative Identity Disorder, previously referred to as Multiple Personality Disorder, is a psychological illness that has raised a lot of controversy and led researchers to question its validity. This disorder has been recorded as early as the 1800’s, but has recently been given more attention to by clinical researchers because of its diagnosis rates. The brain is a very complex organ and certain traumas can lead to the occurrence of this illness. Dissociative identity disorder is an illness in which individuals develop two or more very different personality states. In this paper, I will explain the causes of dissociative identity disorder, outline the symptoms, and elaborate on the
The movie I chose for this paper is titled Frankie & Alice. The main character, played by Halle Berry, was named Frankie. Frankie had a history of traumatic events that took place as she was growing up which resulted in her being diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder. Frankie was unaware that she had any type of disorder until she was picked up by police and chose to receive treatment instead of going to jail. The paper includes a synopsis of the movie, along with an analysis of the symptoms Frankie’s character experienced to lead to her diagnosis. Also included are evidences about dissociative identity disorder and what may lead to its diagnoses in an individual. Prevalence of the diagnoses along with treatment selections for the diagnoses is also discussed.
In chapter 15 of Exploring Psychology, the author discuss the basics of psychological disorders. Within this assignment, the psychological disorder of my choosing is Dissociative Identity Disorder. The commonality of the disorder is rare. Although we’ve disassociated ourselves in some form or the other with our ability to daydream, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is more severe and is usually linked to trauma. Formerly the disorder was known as Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD). Individuals who suffer from this disorder usually have more than one aspect of themselves or personalities, whom he or she is completely unaware of. Sufferers of the disorder have to deal with a variety of symptoms such as memory loss, depression, anxiety, hallucinations, black-outs, impulsiveness, and perception of being detached from the self. The severity of the trauma is usually extreme, repetitive, and long-term. The individual may have an extensive history of physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse.
Dissociative identity disorder is a condition of mystery that is not clearly understood because of its way of presenting in a patient. In this research article there will be in depth analysis of the condition that is so publically recognized by Hollywood but at times ignored by medical professionals. There will analysis of demographics and who is affected more; male or female will also be looked at closely. There will also be a review of what factors predispose individuals to Dissociative Identity Disorder, and how it is diagnosed. There will also be information of how the disorder is treated via therapy and medication. The usual signs and symptoms will also be discussed and
Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is a condition where there are two or more distinct identities that are and will become present in an individual. These personalities can and will eventually take control of the individual, many people consider having dissociative identity disorder an experience of being possessed. The individual can and most likely will experience memory loss that is more extensive than ordinary everyday forgetfulness (Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder). Around two percent of people will experience dissociative disorder, women are more likely than men are to be diagnosed with DID. "Almost half of adults in the United States experience at least one depersonalization/derealization episode in their lives, with only 2% meeting the full criteria for chronic episodes” (Dissociative Disorders).
How could it end so abruptly? Genevieve’s thoughts wandered, and she began to wonder if her parents were telling her everything about her past. Genevieve had an agitated night sleep full of dreams. One, in particular, stuck out in her thoughts; she dreamed of a letter being dropped off with her that night at the Quinn’s doorstep. Regardless of the fact, that the dream seemed so realistic, she shrugged it off to just mere coincidence. Upon morning, Genevieve decided to approach her parents about the truth. Genevieve asked her parents about it, and they said the diary she had found sounded very interesting, but they knew nothing about her past they hadn’t already told her. Genevieve left the room not certain whether, she should believe her parents.
While deputy is escorting Pete and Billy Ray up a flight of stairs to a courtroom, Carl appears from behind with an assault rifle and kills the two rapists for what they did to his innocent child. Carl's wife Gwen informs him that a doctor has said that because of the sexual assault, Tonya's reproductive organs are damaged enough to where she won't be able to have kids when she grows up. The father of the girl is later arrested at his house by the sheriff and is scheduled to go on trial. At the same time, Carl learns
Molly gets up set at the site of picture and starts question Frankie on who the man is. As it turns out Molly knew Fenton and he attacked her son and her recently. He bit Molly on the neck during the fight and since she's been feeling strange and notes that she gets angry easily. Frankie tells Molly she may know why she feels that way, after being told Molly leaves to the bathroom. Frankie follows her after a moment and finds her in the stall having slit her wrists. Frankie quickly bandages the wounds and cleans up the blood, before sneaking her out the front by pretending they're drunk. Outside the bar in the light of a full moon Molly semi-transforms and attack Frankie. Frankie manages to kill Molly with a silver blade and buries her body in secret. When finished, an other werewolf abducts Frankie and takes her prisoner. Though she manages to escape once, Frankie is quickly
She asked Baylee to go to the bathroom for the first time that day so she showed her where it was, and about 5 seconds later Vanessa came out screaming and gasping for air. Suddenly she said “The little girl. She’s not happy with you. You left her and you weren’t suppose to.” They decided to get out of the house that night and go to a lake house of Baylee’s parents’ down the road. Baylee had slept there by herself plenty of times so she thought it was pretty safe, but she was wrong. That same little girl had been taking pictures of them sleep. They got really freaked out. None of their stuff was missing or stolen, but they were scared to death. They decided to go for a walk down the road for fresh air. As they went up the hill, they started to feel even weirder. Baylee’s mind started going blank. She had never felt this type of feeling before. She wasn’t mad or sad, but more like someone was possessing an emotion inside of her. Her inner voice was getting quieter and quieter. She started to panic really bad. Kenzie and Vanessa knew something bad was happening to her. The little girl was obviously mad at her and wanting revenge. Her mind was telling her to just die. At first, she thought it sounded totally reasonable and she started trying to find ways to harm herself but the two girls wouldn’t let
Ruby then gets separated from Martin and Cate then found another group she's scared of but is coming around to loving and growing major feelings for and would do anything to protect them. Ruby meets the “Slip” kid and finds out he has studied her “I just collect information, watch the networks to see what everyone is buzzing about and just happens to be you Miss Daly Pg 335”.
She asks if he remembers the story she told him about her father and their dog. She no longer wants to live. She had her chance at glory and wants to die remembering the crowd cheering her name. Frankie refuses. Later Frankie is awoken in the middle of the night.
When Dan doesn’t show up the next morning, Cynthia feels betrayed and heads to the airport. Dan and Jorge race to stop Cynthia. They find her and they all head to the police where they find Lucia. Lucia eats the bag of marijuana, destroying the evidences.
Due to the fact that Jimmie was disapproving of her relationship with Pete, she was not allowed to live at home anymore. This causes her to live on the streets and she becomes one of the girls, “of painted cohorts of the city [who] went along the street (Crane 61). Her prostitution then leads to her ultimate downfall, her death. While Maggie is looking for someone to seduce she runs into a mischievous man by the river. He then, “the varied sounds of life….
Dissociative identity disorder is a type of dissociative disorder. A dissociative disorder can be explained as an individual becoming dissociative with his or her sense of self. These disorders disturb both memory and identity and usually have a psychological cause. Dissociative identity disorder is a disorder in which two or more identities or personality states are present in one individual. These identities alternatively take control of the individual. This causes frequent gaps in memory, which are believed to be caused by the other personality. When one personality takes control, the other one does not remember anything that took place. There has been continuing research about what causes the disorder. It is believed that the disorder is caused by intense physical or sexual trauma (Dissociative Disorders). The disorder was once called multiple personality disorder until 1994. This changed to reflect a better understanding of the