The Fisher King

4 April 2015
A report which analyzes Robin William’s fictional character (Parry) from the movie, The Fisher King.

In this essay, the author analyzes Robin William’s fictional character (Parry) from the movie, “The Fisher King.” The paper contains five sections. First, it discusses the problem and gives its history. Second, it discusses the psychosocial background of the individual in question. Third, behavioral observations are given, and the importance of these are discussed. Fourth, the paper gives a DSM-IV diagnosis of the individual in question. Finally, a brief treatment plan is given for the client, and a prognosis is given.
“Given that the primary diagnosis is that of post-traumatic stress disorder, treatment will focus mainly on treating this psychological problem. First, the acute symptoms of anxiety and depression will be treated with a commonly used prescription drug, Prozac.
Second, it is highly recommended that the client undergo intensive, personalized psychotherapy. This therapy should focus on dealing with his wife’s murder, and Parry’s feelings of guilt, loss, responsibility and betrayal. It is recommended that the client also undergo inpatient group therapy. It is recommended that the client undergo therapy as an inpatient, to allow constant supervision. The prognosis for this client is excellent. This assessment is based on his high degree of self-awareness, high intelligence, and the inherent potential for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.”
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