Gilbert Grape diagnosis sheet_2

Gilbert Grape diagnosis sheet_2 - Psychology 190 Character...

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Psychology 190 Character Diagnosis Name: Sally Senior Title of Film: __What’s Eating Gilbert Grape ___________________ Character: Gilbert Grape Axis I: Dysthymic disorder, late onset A: Gilbert Grape presents with consistently low mood, as evidenced by his flattened affect and monotone speech. Via observation, it can be extrapolated that this mood disturbance has persisted, on a relatively daily basis, for what has likely been years (well within the two year criterion for dysthymic disorder). B: In addition to Gilbert’s low mood and flattened affect, it is clear that he is also suffering from sleep disturbance. Through observation it can also be determined that Gilbert likely has low self-esteem, and feels trapped in his current situation. He does not like his job, but due to the family being dependent on his income, and due to his continual back discomfort, Gilbert demonstrates feelings of hopelessness. Furthermore, he possesses a high school diploma, but has not indicated any aspirations for
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