Axis 1 refers to the principle disorder that needs immediate attention, of which Holden displays several. I am not a psychologist but knew instinctively Holden is neither a rebel or a bad kid. This is compounded by what is essentially normal teenage angst and a minor degree of mania, as manifested by mild grandiosity, i. The patient was casually dressed and groomed. I could see my mother going in Spaulding's and asking the salesman a million dopy questions--and here I was getting the ax again.
Holden feels like a misfit, like he is very different from everyone else he knows, and he is right. In one of the Holmes stories, A Study in Scarlet, he doesn't know that the Earth revolves around the sun because, he says, the information doesn't have any effect on his everyday life. His various traits make him a different person from the rest of the phonies in the world. Caulfield is experiencing flashbacks, poor relationships, self-destructive behavior, and hopelessness about the future, trouble sleeping, memory problems, trouble concentrating, and efforts to avoid thinking or talking about the traumatic event. I don't think his brother dying is outside of ordinary experience. He lends out up his hound's-tooth jacket, knowing it'll get stretched out in the shoulders.
This got Ackley excited, and the. By our count, 25 times in the course of the novel. There are one to several people involved in this and any number of bystanders who are aware of what is going on but who do nothing. In the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J. Holden Caulfield is practically the poster child for Borderline Personality Disorder. The Red Flags One of the chief signs of antisocial personality disorder is the inability to understand the motivations and feelings of other people.
But there are some key characteristics in the original Arthur Conan Doyle version that tend to crop up again and again, and they all indicate a severe case of. The guilt from the loss of this brother made Holden extremely sad and guilty. In fact, she's likely suffering from. I picture Holden as a sensitive kid in boarding school perhaps he was new to boarding schools being pushed around by classmates. Speech functions were inappropriate for rate, volume, and fluency. We're guessing not even Disney would dispute that one. Holden is a teenager, 16 years old to be exact, who is conflicted about moving on to adulthood, or growing up.
This seductive behavior, the incapacity to maintain enduring relationships and her persistent manipulation are all signs of a disorder that even Civil War-era doctors could have picked up on. All I know about it is, I sort of miss everybody I told about. As all the kids on the carousel try to grab the golden rings, Holden hits the final breakdown. First and foremost, Holden, judging from his apparent strong feelings for his deceased brother Allie, appears to suffer from bereavement— or a form of acute grief— which he never seemed to get over. The group he is in consists of people like his siblings Allie and Phoebe.
Also, she realizes that all the bitterness toward the world he has is really bitterness toward himself. Constantly mentioning Jane, Holden recalls playing checkers with her before he got sent to boarding school. He was able to parallel his experiences to the experiences of Holden Caulfield, the protagonist in The Catcher in Rye. Though having studied a lot of clinical psychiatry at university I never put myself this question. Holden came to question almost everyone's integrity and trustworthiness. So I ended up not calling anybody.
Department of Health and Human Services, Feb. It shows how we are all still trying to find some sort of quick fix to our problems. Salinger was published 62 years ago today. He continually says things are very depressing and terrible. Many critics of The Catcher in the Rye discuss in depth the characterization of the protagonist Holden Caulfield… 1515 Words 7 Pages In the novel, The Catcher in the Rye, written by J.
And the book is on an adolescent's personality formation. In the novel A Catcher in the Rye, J. He was dead, and his teeth, and blood, were all over the place, and nobody would even go near him. Salinger, 52 Both these statements illustrate how Holden uses the hat to create his own uniqueness and separate himself from his friends and society in general. For the time era in which Holden grew up 1970s he has a very profanity laced vocabulary, which is most likely because of his anxiety and depression.
Still, Holden never makes himself out to be a victim. Caulfield, a writer, has recently relocated to Hollywood. Occasionally engaging in compulsive actions, he calls it a nervous habit when he turns the cold water on and off repeatedly when in the bathroom. As stated by the U. These are both very tragic events that Holden recalls many times throughout the novel. The first reference made to the title of the book is when Holden is found in his usual setting of roaming… 2251 Words 10 Pages actions, he loses touch with reality.
After all, everyone was 17 once, and likely tried really hard to articulate all the things they felt about. Truthfully, I don't think Holden would have a very serious diagnosis. Uzmite takvog veoma lijepog mladića, ili nekog tko za sebe misli kako je u svemu glavni, i te stvari, takvi će ljudi od vas vječito tražiti da im činite velike usluge. Sometimes, he seems terrified at the thought of his own death, like when he prays to Allie while crossing the street not to let him disappear. Holden is an anti-hero because he lacks heroic qualities. This is shown in Chapter 12, through his discussion with the cab driver. He embarks on long-winded monologues about very specific topics, oblivious to the listener's lack of interest.