In Joanne Greensberg’s "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden", the protagonist, who is based on Greensberg, is diagnosed with schizophrenia. However, in a 1981 New York Times article, two psychiatrists challenge this diagnosis using the diagnosis criteria in the DSM-3. Using the DSM-5’s diagnosis criteria, can it be argued that the protagonist suffers from schizophrenia?
I love Joanne Greenberg's work. I am so unqualified to write this topic but my fingers are crossed someone is ready to get their hands dirty in research. This has the potential to be a major analysis which could bring up other literature characters and the way mental illness is represented. However, if you were hoping to solely focus on Greenberg's novel, I think who writes this topic should include the film adaptation and speak on how it helps or hurts the diagnosis. – Emily3 months ago
I think the first point of research would be comparing the DSM-3 and DSM 5's diagnosis criteria for schizophrenia to the criteria used when Greenberg's protagonist was institutionalized in the late 1940's. – EvelynBlack19943 months ago
I’m a psychology researcher. And now our team is working under the project dedicated to anime. The main hypothesis is that anime might be a good help for those who have different psychological trauma. Especially traumas that are connected with incomplete family in the childhood. Now I’m collecting different opinions from all possible corners on the Internet.
I think those psychologists are idiots.
– Joseph2 years ago
I can't imagine that those psychologists have done significant research on the subject that's considered to be conclusive. However, I think it's completely possible for someone with psychological trauma to find solace in any media including anime. – Jiraiyan2 years ago
You ticked fix without changing out for our in the second sentence. Watch out for that. – ChrisKeene2 years ago
If you would like to explore this idea it should be reflected in the title. I don't think this should be focused on just anime but with television in general. – Jordan2 years ago