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Review of ‘Movies and Mental illness’

My review of Movies and Mental Illness 3 has been published in the Journal of Mental Health (currently online, but it will be in the next print edition).  I have posted about psychiatry at the cinema previously. 

Unfortunately in order to get the review published I’ve had to sign over my copyright.  So the review is available here, but only to people with a login.  In summary this book exhaustively documents psychopathology as seen in cinema.  Major diagnoses get a chapter each where one film is studied in detail.  At the end of the book there is an appendix of films listed by disorder as well as an exhaustive index.  The authors are evangelical about films as a medium to teach psychopathology.  Personally I prefer documentary and literature.

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