What’s wrong with Holden?

Holden has a problem with stress, that’s one reason he flunked out of Pencey. The other is that he has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Holden has a problem with flashbacks, bad dreams , and frightening thoughts about his brother dying. The symptoms of this disorder include being startled easily, feeling tense, and having trouble sleeping and having anger outbursts. The five stages of grieving and loss are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance, if a person has this they are likely to have bad grades, bad attitude, and are very likely to flunk out of school. I think Holden would be treated very seriously by doctors today, because he has a problem and I also think he would need serious medication. He is having thoughts about sexual relationships.

Written by TJ Clanton

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