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dc.contributor.authorMorel, Nicole
dc.contributor.authorSadenwasser, Tim
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-25T15:38:25Z
dc.date.available2020-02-25T15:38:25Z
dc.date.issued12/13/2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/623101
dc.descriptionPresentation given at the 21th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conference
dc.description.abstractThe Yellow Wallpaper is a short-story which takes place in 1885 about the perspective of a middle-class woman who has been diagnosed with Neurasthenia. The symptoms of Neurasthenia were often described as having, "headaches, indigestion, depression, and anxiety" (The Nerves of Men and Women,2007, para. 6). Her husband who was a practicing physician implemented the most common treatment for this illness: The Rest Cure. This treatment comprised of complete bed rest, air, and absolutely no form of activity (Neurasthenia Cures for Women, 2007). This diagnosis was later discredited by the medical community. In this paper, I display how his enforcement of this treatment escalated his wives' mental health. From examining the texts provided by the novel, this essay will create a diagnosis of the possible psychological disorder the main character was driven into. Specifically, her husband may have induced an Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) with an acute delusion episode. Afterwards, there will be an analysis on two other sources which will support this psychological diagnosis. The results display how The Rest Cure may have induced a psychological complication.
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dc.titleThe Yellow Wallpaper: Obsessions, Compulsions, and Psychotic Episodes (Delusions)
dc.typePoster
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Science and Mathematics
dc.contributor.departmentEnglish and Foreign Languages
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dc.contributor.sponsorSadenwasser, Tim
dc.contributor.affiliationAugusta University


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