A Mental Health Hospital Of Baltimore For Bipolar Disorder Essay

1922 Words Dec 5th, 2015 8 Pages
Pat, having spent eight months in a mental health hospital in Baltimore for bipolar disorder, is released and sent home to his hometown of Lansdowne, Pennsylvania into the care of his mother and father, Dolores and Patrizio. Soon after returning home, he learns that his wife, Nikki, has moved away and his father has resorted to illegal bookmaking to earn money with hope to open a restaurant. Pat is determined to get his life back together and reconcile with Nikki, who had obtained a restraining order on him after the violent episode that lead to his hospitalization. During his first therapy session with Dr. Cliff Patel he hears his wedding song and is triggered, causing him to go into a rage in the waiting room. When he comes into the room with his therapist, he explains why he was sent to Boston in the first place: he came home from work and heard his wedding song playing and saw a trail of his wife’s clothes. The trail leads him to the bathroom where he sees his wife in the shower with the history teacher, leading him into a blind rage and nearly beating the man to death. Later, after the session, he goes on a run and goes by his old high school and his best friend Ronnie’s house. Ronnie asks him over to dinner and while Pat initially refuses, he decides to attend. While at the dinner he meets Tiffany, Veronica’s widowed sister. They develop a weird friendship while talking about their different illnesses and the medications they have taken. They eventually get…

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