alexa Abstract | Schizophrenia in the Silver Screen: Beyond the Love-Hate Relationship
ISSN: 1522-4821

International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience
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Abstract

A film is a series of still images which, when shown on a screen, creates the illusion of moving images. Since its advent, other than being a mode of entertainment and a popular industry, it has been an important weapon of dispersal of information and spreading propaganda. It is well known that the representation of the psychiatric disorders in films has a profound effect on the perception of mental disorders to the public (Orchowski, Spickard & McNamara, 2006). Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disorder that is associated with significant stigma and negative perception among the lay public (Vidović, Brecić, Vilibić & Jukić, 2016). Considering this, the way schizophrenia has been portrayed in films will be interesting to look at and has been a focus of research.

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Author(s): Arghya Pal

Keywords

mental disorders, Schizophrenia, stigma, traumatic events, psychotic disorders, Mental Disorders, Mental health treatment

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