Still Alice: Discuss the Current Diagnosis, Mental Health (Movie Review Sample)
Movie analysis 2-3 pages:-
Introduction- Brief overview of movie, name of patient, demographics, provides sufficient background on the topic.
History of clients illness (past & present)
Discuss the current diagnosis
Any other mental illness/mental health issues
Observations ( what have you observed in the movie, i.e. behavior, S&S, enablers, cultural considerations)
What DSM-V criteria support the diagnosis? Why?
Incorporate a treatment plan.
What is the expected outcome?
Conclusion (include your thoughts about the movie)- reviews the major points, and restates the main idea/thesis, reflection, reaction when watching the movie, how could you use this information in practice?
-Minimum three references.
â€œStill Aliceâ€ is based on Lisa Genovaâ€™s 2007 novel and directed by Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer. The movie is about Dr. Alice Howland, who is a linguistic professor at Columbia University and discovers that she has an early-onset Alzheimerâ€™s disease. The film indicates the adverse effects of the disease especially on how it can strip people of their ability to communicate effectively with others.
As the movie begins, Alice is well, and she has everything. She is a renowned professor and happily married with three children. She is celebrating her 50th birthday in New York with her husband and children. Indeed, Alice is a woman who has accomplished much with a stable job and a good family. However, she soon begins to lose loose items in the house and also forgets even important events. Alice feels disoriented on her day-to-day jog around the University and thinks she might have a brain tumor. When she finally visits a neurologist, she is diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer which is genetic. The whole family faces a traumatic challenge as the terminal ailment becomes adverse as time progresses. She wishes that the diagnosis confirmed her guess because when people have cancer, the society takes care of them whereas, in the case of Alzheimer, the victims suffer because people have not yet understood the ailment. Alice keeps on struggling to fight the condition and tries to make most of the time...
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