5 November Bipolar Disorder in Silver Linings Playbook Bipolar disorder is a complex mental illness that exhibit different symptoms at varying degrees, although the most prominent is having dramatic mood swings. Silver Linings Playbook, directed by David O. Russell, is a film about how characters with bipolar disorder respond to the challenges of their illnesses and real-life problems. The film taught me the symptoms and treatment options for bipolar disorder, and I felt empathy for Pat (Bradley Cooper) and Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) because they are trying hard to manage their illness by accepting it as part of who they are and developing strategies to be more in control of their behaviors. The major disorder in the movie is bipolar disorder, where Pat and Tiffany show different degrees of its major symptoms. It seems that they have bipolar II because though they have one severe manic episode, they can still carry on normal life routines after these episodes. Nonetheless, these characters are troubled with bipolar disorderâ€™s symptoms, particularly aggressive behavior, mood swings, agitation, and delusion. Pat and Tiffany both show aggressive behavior, such as when
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