Delusional Disorder and Schizophrenia Manifesting in a Modern Narrative

I have composed a research paper regarding Delusional Disorder and Schizophrenia. My work details how these diseases can exist in comorbidity and express themselves in a mid-twenties female.

My paper further features a narrative-style description for a play I intend to compose. The narrative utilizes these mental conditions to create a dynamic and revealing character named Madeline. Throughout the play, Madeline battles both these mental disorders at once. The play highlights her challenges by revealing to the audience the discrepancies between what she perceives as reality and what is actually reality.

In creating this play, I hope to provide new perspectives to audiences who may view the work. I hope, that by observing a character that experiences a separate reality, audiences will become more empathetic to the world view and beliefs of others. Furthermore, I hope to shed light on “invisible illnesses” and how they affect others’ perception of the world around them.