Essay about Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Personalities Personalities will differ from person to person; however, many people can be labeled with the same illness under certain characteristics. Two people may be completely different in personality, but they relate through a common mental disorder. Personality traits are at the crux of the novella Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert L. Stevenson, which reveals the disorders: bipolar, multiple personality, and people being parasites. One specific personality disorder that might occur in an individual is being bipolar; however, it is only seen in a very few amount of people. An article has stated, “Bipolar disorder, with its extreme mood swings from depression to mania, used to be called manic depressive disorder. Bipolar disorder is very serious and can cause risky behavior, even suicidal tendencies, and can be treated with therapy and medication” (“Bipolar Disorder Help Center). Bipolar disorder can be evident during any age, but mainly is revealed in a person’s mid-twenties. In Stevenson’s novella, however, Dr. Jekyll starts showing the symptoms of being bipolar in his fifties; yet, only his few close friends can defer the way he starts displaying his actions in a different manor. Another article has said, “Severe bipolar episodes of mania or depression may also include psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations or delusions. Usually, these psychotic symptoms mirror a person’s extreme mood” (“Bipolar Disorder”). In the novella, Dr.…

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