The Yellow Wallpaper

In the story The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Evaluate, what is the narrator's condition?

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Modeled after Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the narrator in “The Yellow Wallpaper” is a young wife and mother who has recently began to suffer symptoms of depression and anxiety. Although she does not believe that anything is wrong with her, John, her physician husband, diagnoses her with neurasthenia and prescribes several months of S. Weir Mitchell’s famed “rest cure.” THe worst thing for the narrator is her husband's prognosis and "treatment." The narrator needs to find herself and not lock herself up.