Borderline Personality Disorder Analysis

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The Sixties Borderline Personality Disorder “Maybe I was just crazy. Maybe it was the 60s. Or maybe I was just a girl... interrupted” (Girl et al., 2016). Girl Interrupted a movie produced by James Mangold from 1999 based on the book written by Susanna Kaysen. Kaysen wrote a book about her own 18 month stay in a mental hospital during the 60’s. The movie stars Winona Ryder, Whoppi Goldburg and Angelina Jolie. Winona Ryder plays the role of Suzanna Kaysen; in the movie the actress Winona Ryder portrays Kaysen during the time she attempted suicide while also having an inability to “control time” as she describes the inability to track time which she claims is most the reason she wanted “to make it stop” (Girl et al., 2016). How the movie Girl Interrupted shows the mental health situation for those who were diagnosed with borderline personality disorder during the late 60’s. In the movie A Girl Interrupted a young girl is admitted into the ER and strapped down with leather restraints with a tube in her mouth because she swallowed a whole bottle of aspirin plus unknown amount of vodka. At this point it is ruled at a suicide attempt. This suicide attempt is also accompanied with the patient describing the lack of …show more content…
In the movie; Kasen 's patient file, written by the psychiatrist, states she has these significant signs: ‘psychoneurotic depressive reaction, highly intelligent but in denial of her condition. Personality pattern disturbance, resistant, mixed type R/O undifferentiated schizophrenia’ (Mangold,

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