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Psychological Disorders Psych Project

Psychological disorders found in the characters of The Little Mermaid

Salwa Khan

on 24 May 2013

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Transcript of Psychological Disorders Psych Project

Sebastian Ariel Disposophobia -form of OCD
Ariel hoards things of no sentimental value
She becomes emotionally attached to random items
She does not know what some of the items are King Triton Separation Anxiety Disorder
Is overprotective over Ariel
Does not approve of her curiosity about human things because he fears that she will get hurt. Ursula Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Jealous (-Ariel's voice)
Only sees her own benefit
She sees the chance of having Ariel's voice so that she can get to marry Prince Erik and seizes it. Psychological Disorders in The Little Mermaid By: Salwa Khan and Pooja Kale Anxiety Disorder- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Consistently worried over small matter
Over protective
When Ariel wants to explore the human world. Sebastian, being her caretaker, worries about her safety and avoids letting her go anywhere. Flounder Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Nervous, fearful and anxious without a reason
When Ariel and Flounder are in the sunken ship, flounder constantly turns around to see if anything is behind him. Prince Eric Major Depressive Disorder
He doesn't enjoy the activities that he used to enjoy earlier in the movie.
He becomes depressed.
One scene in the movie showed him looking out the window and staring off into the ocean. In The Little Mermaid, Ariel longs to become a human. She is dissatisfied with living life in the sea as a mermaid. She is the daughter of King Triton. When she falls in love with Prince Erik, Ariel makes a deal with Ursula, the sea witch to give her legs in exchange for her voice.
Treatment: Psychotherapy and a Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (such as Prozac) would help him manage his feelings of anxiety. Treatment: Exposure therapy is recommended by separating Ariel from Triton. Treatment: It is recommended for Flounder to take anti-psychotics called neuroleptic drugs to reduce anxiety. Antidepressants (Prozac) and cognitive behavioral therapy would also treat his anxiety. Treatment: Ursula need cognitive behavioral therapy so she can think about what she is doing and how it is affecting her. Cognitive behavioral therapy can change her ways of thinking. Treatment: Although there is no specific cure, gradually taking away items from her collection she can overcome her emotions. Treatment: Prince Eric should take antidepressants (like Prozac) to control depression. King Triton
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