If Only There Had Been Prozac in 12th Century Denmark Analytical Essay by Sarah

If Only There Had Been Prozac in 12th Century Denmark
This essay examines the melancholy suffered by the prince in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet".
# 4626 | 1,490 words | 1 source | MLA | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 11, 2003 in Drama and Theater (English) , Psychology (Behaviorism) , English (Analysis) , Shakespeare (Hamlet)

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A detailed analysis of the mental condition of Prince Hamlet, including the symptoms present in the play, they're effects, and the implications. The author discusses Hamlet's fascination with death, his deep depression, and his frequent thoughts of suicide.

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"The preponderance of evidence that has been displayed clearly points to the conclusion that Hamlet was indeed clinically depressed. The disease's onset is in the young adult years, it is disabling, resulting in a period of productive time lost, and it has social effects on the patient, as well as his family, as stated by the National Institute for Mental Health. One can also conclude that had his depression been diagnosed and treated, than the story of Hamlet would not have been a tragedy. He would no longer have been possessed by such handicapping self-doubt, obsessed with suicide and death, continually sad and unhappy and unable to make decisions. In fact, he would not have been the Hamlet that has been made famous (or perhaps infamous) by William Shakespeare."

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