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Use this to find films depicting a psychological condition or diagnosis. It helps identify films on specific topics, determine if they are good cinematically, and shows you how to get your hands on them.
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Books on psychology in film

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Movies and Mental Illness - Wedding, Danny
Call Number: RC459 .W43 2010
ISBN: 9780889373716
This reference of psychopathologically classified movies is primarily written as a learning supplement for students of psychology, social work, medicine, nursing, and counseling. In chapters, the authors have categorized movies based on DSM classification of mental disorders.

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People Like Ourselves: Portrayals of Mental Illness in the Movies - Zimmerman, Jacqueline
Call Number: PN1995.9 .M463 Z54 2003
This is available in hard copy on the library as well as in e-book form

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Media Madness: Public Images of Mental llness - Wahl, Otto A.
Call Number: P96 .M452 .U55
Show the ways in which false views of mental illness in the media shape the ways even the most enlightened of us view the world around us. Argues that inaccuracies about mental illness in newspapers, magazines, movies and books make it clear that this is not merely stereotyping, but rather a pervasive ignorance.

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Rent Two Films and Let's Talk in the Morning: Using Popular Movies in Psychotherapy - Hesley, John W.
This book provides an introduction to using video in therapy and provides a ready-reference for therapists who want to assign videos as homework but need some guidance about what films to select in specific situations.

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Reel Life/Real Life: A Video Guide for Personal Discovery - Horenstein, Mary Ann
Call Number: PN1995.9 .S62 R44 1994
Reel Life/Real Life is an entertaining and thought-provoking video guide that not only speaks to your emotions, but to your intellect as well. "... An excellent source for films relevant for so many areas of teaching within the field of Psychology ... " -- Albert Marston, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, University of Southern California

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Hundreds of films sorted by condition

This list was created by Walsh library staff and faculty.  It shows hundreds of films, sorted by psychological condition or diagnosis.  It contains only films that are highly rated by Netflix, Amazon, or Leonard Maltin, a leading movie critic, so that you don't spend your precious time watching a BOMB.

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