William Shakespeare's ' Hamlet '

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Madness within: Bipolar

William Shakespeare had the uncanny ability to read people then put into words how individuals reacted with one another. His most known playwright is “Hamlet”. Hamlet leads the opening of the play with grandeur; but, when his father’s ghost of comes to visit him telling of Hamlet’s uncle Claudius killed him. Hamlet schemes a plan pursuing revenge. Hamlet demonstrates depression exceptionally, in the presence of his mother and Uncle Claudius. Shakespeare’s character likely labeled a “mad man” when the playwright first drew in crowds. Today, the bipolar diagnosis would fit Hamlet’s characteristics. On page one hundred sixty-seven of Susan Krauss Whitbourne and Richard P. Halgin’s book “Abnormal Psychology: Clinical Perspectives on Psychological Disorders” bipolar is termed as, “A mood disorder involving manic episodes-intense and very disruptive experience of heightened mood, possibly alternating with major depressive episodes (Witbourn & Halgin, 2014)”. Through the lens of humanity, the last fifty years, mental health clients find respect. Although, there is not much information on Bipolar, we are able not understand more on its prevalence. Bipolar Disorder is manageable by medication and/or lifestyle changes.

The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch estimated the rate of positive screens in 2000, for bipolar disorders across the United State using the Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ). The sample of…

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