My patient Jay Gatsby has some self-esteem issues, this is because of his judging of himself towards the people of the higher class. Jay Gatsby formerly known as James Gats changed himself entirely to become a person of “Old Money” pushing himself into the higher class, rather than the farmer he was born as. This started when James was a young man dreaming of someday becoming something more successful. After saving the drunken man Dan Cody from crashing his yacht, Dan decided to give James a job on his yacht where James then changed his whole self to become like Dan Cody, a higher class aristocrat. The two diagnoses I have found are Feeling ‘different’ – feeling like the 'odd one out', or under peer pressure to conform to social norms you don't agree with, can affect the way you see yourself.Relationships with other people – other people may feed into your low self-esteem, being negative towards you or making you feel like you have little worth. Or you may feel you don’t live up to the expectations of other people.Which explains perfectly the reasoning of Jay Gatsby’s self-esteem issues with knowing his past information.
Upon observation and careful evaluation, I have concluded that Jay Gatsby does in fact exhibit symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder and can be medically diagnosed. Jay has lived a tough childhood, which is likely the catalyst for his erratic actions and his recent diagnosis. He seems to be unable to grasp reality and the limits of his abilities. A close friend of his, Mr. Nick Carraway has reported to me that he has stated that he is quite certain and confident that he can recreate the past by whatever means necessary. The root of his narcissism seems to stem from his love for a young woman by the name of Daisy Buchanan. I have receive word from many that his obsession has led him to think about nothing other than her . He does so because he is certain of her love for him and that they will be together again, an indentifying trait of pathological narcissism. His obsession for her and in achieving greatness has been so consuming in his life that he does not appear to have any close friends and prevents anyone from getting to know the real him. Although his symptoms have evidently been apparent for several years, Mr. Gatsby was only referred to me after an incident in New York that left many very upset. On an occasion where he was reunited with his supposed love, Daisy, Mr. Gatsby became very agitated and angry, demanding that Daisy profess her love for him. Even once she had done so, Jay Gatsby was not satisfied and went on to demand she admit that she never loved her current husband. Based on my observations, Mr. Gatsby was not able to be satisfied until her had received everything that he had ever desired and planned. This difficult situation left him feeling trapped, thus triggering his rage and narcissistic traits. It is my recommendation that Jay Gatsby commence cognitive therapy as well as a low dose of Xanax that may be modified in the future. Mr. Gatsby has a long road ahead of him and although he will never fully be cured of this disorder, I am confident that he will be able to manage and live with it.
Upon observation and careful evaluation, I have concluded that Jay Gatsby does in fact exhibit symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Jay Gatsby a 30-year old single man began to dedicate himself to winning Daisy back, making her the single goal of all of his dreams and the main motivation behind his acquisition of immense wealth through criminal activity. Jay had a difficult childhood, which has likely become the catalyst for his compulsive actions and his recent diagnosis. The root of his obsession seems to stem from his love for a young woman named, Daisy Buchanan. His life’s is her because he is obsessed with his love for her and is willing to do anything for her, an indentifying trait of OCD. He believes her presence in his life, it will ultimately create his perfect reality. He has symptoms of persistent and worsening obsessions over the past 5 years. A close friend of his, Mister Nick Carraway reported to me about an incident in New York which has left the town in a frenetic state. Mister Gatsby was referred to me after this tragic incident. Earlier that day, Mister Gatsby was reunited with his ultimate love,Miss Buchanan, he became very defensive and angry, demanding that Daisy profess her love for him. After this demand, Jay Gatsby was not satisfied and went on to demand she admit that she never loved her current husband. Based on my observations, Mister Gatsby was not able to be satisfied until he had received complete perfect devotion from Miss Buchanan. This difficult situation left him feeling trapped, which ultimately triggered his rage. It is my recommendation that Jay Gatsby commence cognitive therapy which will teach thoughts, feelings, and behaviours work together. It will also teach skills for problem solving, managing stress, and relaxation. This should ultimately help Mister Gatsby understand himself, which will help him manage and live with this incurable disorder.
After careful evaluation of my patient Daisy Buchanan, I have diagnosed Daisy with bipolar disorder based on the symptoms she exhibits. Bipolar disorder is evident in her speech, thoughts, effect on others, actions, and looks. Daisy will often be speaking in an upbeat, happy tone, but suddenly she will start talking in a low, calm tone as if she didn’t want to talk at all. Also, Daisy will be talking politely, going on about a story then she will have a sudden outburst of anger, catching everyone off guard. An example to support this would be when Tom’s mistress calls during supper, she stops talking to Nick and Jordan, gets up in a calm manner then goes and gets in a dispute with Tom. Yet Daisy comes back with Tom as if nothing had happened, covering up the flaws of their relationship. Then Daisy will often have racing thoughts, wondering what her husband Tom is doing with his mistress. She is usually wondering what other people are doing, such as her cousin Nick. Daisy doesn’t think about herself much that this causes her to become depressed because she is holding onto the drama those around her are encountering. When Daisy does take the time to think about herself, she is wondering why she is still with Tom, a man she doesn’t love, and why she is doing everything in her state to stay with Tom. Next, Daisy is charming, graceful, sophisticated, and affectionate but, Daisy is also fickle, shallow, bored, and sardonic. This makes Nick feel that she is a careless person who will mess things up and hide behind her money. This leads Nick to feel worried about Daisy, wanting to make sure that she will be okay and not get into trouble. On the other hand, Gatsby sees Daisy as this aura of perfection, a beautiful, loving lady. Gatsby loves everything about Daisy, making him feel content in her presence. This leads to Daisy exhibit some reckless behaviour and over energetic behaviour. After Daisy chooses Gatsby over Tom, she hits Myrtle Wilson, Tom’s mistress, with the car even though she saw her run out into the middle of the road. Daisy then shifts to a very different behaviour, being very happy with the idea of going into town, renting a hotel room, and drinking the heat away. Also, she gets very emotional over Gatsby’s shirts, smiling and laughing as he throws them at her, but then starts crying because they are so beautiful. Finally, Daisy is a beautiful, young woman. Daisy’s face is both sad and lovely, she is full of life yet she still has a sense of death lingering around her. Her eyes are bright and her mouth is passionate. Daisy’s eyes and mouth hold truths and lies. For Daisy’s situation, it is recommended that she goes to therapy so she can understand her disorder and how to treat it. Her friends and family should get some therapy as well in order to understand her disorder and how to deal with her and how to help her.
In The Great Gatsby, Daisy behaves similarly to someone with bipolar disorder. At first she appears very happy, when she is seen in her house with Tom. Later she is seen very sad when she talks about her child and her life. This is revealed through her conversation with Nick, when she is crying and clearly very sad. At this time, nothing about her life was different than when she was happy, which suggests that her mood shift was the result of a change in perspective because of bipolar disorder. Daisy remains in a state of depression until she meets Gatsby. This is when she completely changes in mood, and she becomes very happy. While she is with Gatsby, she suddenly becomes very sad, reflecting on her life. Once again, her change in mood is only a result of her perspective which resembles that of someone with bipolar disorder. She is also impulsive and lacks the ability to concentrate. These are symptoms of someone with bipolar disorder and they are shown when she cannot decide whether to go to town or not. She is also restless and takes risks, such as when she is driving while intoxicated. All of these examples are symptoms of bipolar disorder, which shows how Daisy’s behaviour reflects that of someone with this disorder.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan is evidently suffering from bipolar disorder. Throughout the book, Daisy constantly has drastic histrionic changes in emotion. This can be seen primarily by her actions. For example, in the text it states that “suddenly, with a strained sound, Daisy bent her head into the shirts and began to cry stormily. ‘They're such beautiful shirts,’ she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. ‘It makes me sad because I've never seen such – such beautiful shirts before’” (Fitzgerald 118-119). This sudden cathartic behavior performed by Daisy Buchanan, in response to the beauty of her ex-lover’s dress shirts, is not particularly common, unless one has bipolar disorder. This is significant because mental illness is a serious condition that many individuals have. The extremities of one’s disorder can become one’s greatest hamartia if left unchecked. It is important to seek help for those who contain mental disorders in order for them to eventually live safe and happy lives. Daisy Buchanan’s bipolar disorder causes her to have manic paradigm shifts in her mood.
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Upon evaluating the character Jay Gatsby, it is official that he has been diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive disorder. This disorder is characterized with the obsession with attaining perfectionism in one’s life and not being able to grasp the idea that they cannot control a certain situation. People with this disorder also become dominant in their relationships and may demonstrate excessive resistance when they are not in full authority. Finally people with this disorder set unrealistically high expectations for themselves and others. All of these symptoms validate that Jay Gatsby has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. He has demonstrated the obsession with attaining perfection in his life and not realizing that his wishes are highly unrealistic. He is under the impression that he can control anything and anyone, which is simply impossible. His fascination with recreating the past has been the catalyst for his Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. His relationship with Daisy also demonstrates his personality disorder as he tries to control her and everything in her life. Jay Gatsby is under the compulsion that Daisy has to realize that she never loved, her husband, Tom and that to be happy she must be with Gatsby. Finally Gatsby has been setting unrealistic expectations for him and others. He wishes to repeat the past and relive things as he had wished they had happened. This unrealistic dream demonstrates once more that Gatsby has obsessive compulsive disorder because he is caught in his own fantasy and he cannot grasp the reality of the situation. It is evident through Jay Gatsby’s most common behaviour that he has an Obsessive Compulsive disorder and must undergo immediate therapy if he wishes to conquer his mental battle.
Upon evaluation of Mrs. Daisy Buchanan I have come to the conclusion that she may be suffering from Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar Disorders is a mental illness that causes serious shifts in behavior, energy, mood, and thinking. Which is something that Daisy has seemingly battled with her whole life. There is evidence of her previously acting very impulsive and recklessly when tasked with making a decision such as drunkenly changing her mind the day before her wedding but suddenly deciding to go through with it the next morning. She does not have a very high view of herself and lacks self respect which is a common symptom that many of my former patients have shown experience with especially when it comes to this particular disease. She is an extremely emotional person who does not process her thoughts very well at all and is know to have sudden outbursts with little to zero explanation why which is very worrisome. Ms. Buchanan lacks conscious to the point where it is harmful to the people around her. Since she continues to show no sympathy for Mrs. Myrtle Wilson even though she was in the car for her death as well as Mr. Jay Gatsby who is known to be a close friend to her and her family. I suggest that she starts treatment immediately if she wishes to get better to overcome this illness.
Upon studying Tom Buchanan I have come to the realization that he demonstrates sociopathic tendencies. The first sign of this is his incapacity to maintain enduring relationships, though having no difficulty in establishing them. The primary example of this is Tom's relationship with his wife. In the beginning everything was fine but as time passed Tom has become disconnected from her and has even cheated on her. The second sign that Tom is a sociopath is his low tolerance to frustration and low threshold for discharge of aggression, including violence. This is demonstrated when Tom hits his mistress, Myrtle, for mearly speaking his wife's name.The third and final sign that he is a sociopath is him being prone to blame others or to offer plausible rationalization for the behavior that has brought him into conflict with society. This is seen when Tom is perfectly fine with Gatsby taking responsibility for the Myrtle's death and even going as far as to tell Mr. Wilson that Gatsby was the driver of the car before Gatsby came forward. I'd advise Mr. Buchanan to seek treatment right away so that this disorder does not impact his life anymore.
Jordan Baker is a pathological liar due to her frequent unnecessary lying. “Jordan (…) felt safer on a plane where any divergence from a code would be thought impossible. She was incurably dishonest. She wasn’t able to endure being at a disadvantage and, given this unwillingness, I suppose she had begun dealing in subterfuges when she was very young in order to keep that cool.”(Fitzgerald). This explains how Jordan at a young age started to unceasingly lie about every inconsequential thing. She is never honest or forthright about anything and instead is cryptic and lies. She claims that she is not a careless driver, that she loves Nick, that she did not cheat during a golf tournament, and that she is always the victim of a conflict. Jordan’s constant lying is a sign of being a pathological liar. Someone with this disease exhibits signs of a long history of lying, both lying for no reason and lying to trick others, a lack of empathy for others, and no sense of reality, they begin to believe their own lies; Jordan Baker portrays all of these traits. This is why she is a pathological liar.
After a thorough evaluation, James Gatz’s mental illness of OCD became apparent. He is a 30 year old single man who has dedicated 5 years of his life to getting back the woman he loves. Before he even met Daisy Buchannan, Gatz was obsessed with the value of money. He ran away from his family to pursue the wealthy life he wanted. He stopped at nothing until he finally was the richest person in West Egg. And even still, he is now constantly thinking about the worth of materials. Once he accomplished this goal, he found a new goal in Daisy. He moved his house to be across the Bay from her, threw hundreds of parties in hopes that she would find him, and searched for anyone who knew of her. He even tried to get Daisy to admit she never loved her husband of four years because he is obsessed with the thought of having her all to himself. He cannot be happy until he has what he wants all to himself and accomplished his goals. James Gatz is obsessive and compulsive until theses wants are fulfilled. Therapy is highly suggested to take control of this illness.
After a careful evaluation, I am diagnosing Jay Gatsby with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The character makes this evident several times in the novel. The first way that he shows it is when he loses control over his cool, calm image and has an episode of anger directed towards Tom. He had always presented himself a certain way, as this was part of his plan to win back Daisy. When Tom gets in the way of that, he reveals his true emotions. His unhealthy obsession with Daisy also caused him to change himself entirely, including his family and reputation. When he first met Daisy, who lived a luxurious lifestyle, he was able to hide the fact that he was poor under his military uniform. He later decided that he needed to have her, even if that meant changing his whole lifestyle. He left his family behind as he climbed the ladder of wealth, obsessed with winning daisy over. The fact that Mr. Gatsby was willing to change himself, all for a girl he had only met, shows that he has this disorder. The final way that Mr. Gatsby shows this disorder is when he reaches for the green light. The green light symbolizes the next event that is going to occur in his life. He reaches for this light constantly throughout the novel. This shows his inability to live in the present, and that he is obsessed with knowing and conquering what happens the future. His need for everything to be an exact way shows that Jay Gatsby has OCD.
After careful consideration, 23 year old, Daisy Buchanan, has been recently diagnosed with Acute Stress Disorder. This diagnosis explains her lack of sleep, her feelings of detachment of others, and her sudden flight from her home. Her lack of sleep is demonstrated the night of which Daisy and her accompaniment return home from New York. This is when a man named Jay Gatsby stated that it was not until four o’clock in the morning until Daisy had turned off the light, implying that Daisy had difficulty falling asleep that night after experiencing two traumas that day. Daisy’s feelings of detachment are demonstrated when she did not show her condolences at Mr.Gatsby’s funeral.This indicates the separation she was feeling from Mr.Gatsby, which is ,significantly, the day after the traumatic events. Finally, Daisy’s Acute Stress Disorder explains her sudden flight from her home with her family. People with ASD or PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) usually show an avoidance towards the activities or places that could remind them of their traumatic experience. In this case, Daisy Buchanan fled from her home due to the fact that Jay Gatsby’s house, being just across the lake, held the car of which she had hit Mrs.Wilson with just the night before. Normally, I would advise treatment through prolonged exposure but seeing that Mrs.Buchanan has isolated herself from all objects reminding her of her trauma, I would advise for Mrs.Buchanan to seek for Present-Centered Therapy.
After close examination of my patient Mr. Gatsby, I have conclueded that he has what is called borderline personality disorder. Borderline personality disorder (BDP), is a serious mental illness marked by unstable moods, behaviour, and relationships. The readon I think Mr. Gatsby has this is because he fits all the criteria for it. He makes frantic efforts to avoid the reality of situations. He has constant mood swings. Sometimes he is sad, other times he is happy, and then he will be inches away from punching Tom. He experiences these rogue feelings of anger that come about for no reason what so ever. His relationships are deffinately not in good shape either. Take Daisy for example, he thinks he loves her but really he just loves the idea of having her. No one is important to him except her. Nick is treated like a 3rd wheel by him getting him to set up the reunion and constantly making him do things for him that would better the relationship with Daisy. All these things meet the criteria for PBD. That is why I have come to conclusion that Jay Gatsby indeed has PBD.
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