alexa Abstract | Deconstructing the Film Sinister through the Lens of Psychiatry
ISSN: 2378-5756

Journal of Psychiatry
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Films have long entertained people and affected their attitudes regarding a multitude of issues including mental illness. Over the decades, movies have depicted various aspects of psychiatry ranging from acculturation to the patient-therapist relationship. This paper summarizes a case formulation of the film, Sinister, and demonstrates how introducing a trivial modification to the plot could transform the film into a teaching didactic on the Dissociative Disorders

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Author(s): Anthony Tobia, Jason Mintz, Derek Rudge, Viwek Bisen, Adam Trenton, Thomas Draschil and Roseanne Dobkin


Cinema, Horror films, Residency training,Psychopathology, Dissociative disorders, Social Psychiatry

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