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Madness in the Elizabethan Age

Introduction to Elizabethan and Modern Mental Health. SWBAT use textual evidence to diagnose Hamlet and other characters

Stephany Weaver

on 2 May 2011

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Humours Black Bile: Sadness Yellow Bile: hot tempered Phlegm: slow, but deliberate Blood: pleasant Balance is key "I have a headache." "My throat is sore!" Let it "I think I have syphillus." Bloodletting! Who needs a bleeding in Hamlet? Gertrude Hamlet Claudius Horatio Madness in the Elizabethan Age Elizabethan Doctors Humours out of balance?
The remedy is..... bleed. Let's diagnose Hamlet. Real World Mental Health Issues Depression: feelings of intense sadness -- including feeling helpless, hopeless, and worthless -- last for days to weeks and keep you from functioning normally.

Schizophrenia: a type of mental illness in which a person cannot tell what is real from what is imagined.

Panic Disorder: Panic disorder is a serious condition that strikes without reason or warning. Symptoms of panic disorder include sudden attacks of fear and nervousness.

Bipolar Disorder: characterized by extreme changes in mood.
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