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Cinema S Sinister Psychiatrists

Author : Sharon Packer, M.D.
ISBN : 9780786463909
Genre : Performing Arts
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"This book discusses films with diabolical drugging, unethical experimentation, involuntary incarceration, sexual exploitation, lobotomies, "shock schlock," conspiracy theories and military medicine, to show how fact informs fantasy, and when fantasy trumps reality. Except for six "golden years" from 1957 to 1963, portrayals of bad psychiatrists far outnumber good ones and this book tells how and why that was"--

Superheroes And Superegos Analyzing The Minds Behind The Masks

Author : Sharon Packer MD
ISBN : 9780313355370
Genre : Social Science
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This comprehensive collection of essays written by a practicing psychiatrist shows that superheroes are more about superegos than about bodies and brawn, even though they contain subversive sexual subtexts that paved the path for major social shifts of the late 20th century.

Psychiatry And The Cinema

Author : Glen O. Gabbard
ISBN : 0880489642
Genre : Medical
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Psychiatry and the Cinema explores this complementary relationship from two angles, psychiatrists who have studied the movies and movies that have depicted psychiatry. This second edition has updated this definitive text with a discussion of new trends in psychoanalytically oriented film theory, and an expanded list of movies is analyzed.

Neuroscience In Science Fiction Films

Author : Sharon Packer, M.D.
ISBN : 9780786472345
Genre : Performing Arts
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As the gap between science fiction and science fact has narrowed, films that were intended as pure fantasy at the time of their premier have taken on deeper meaning. This volume explores neuroscience in science fiction films, focusing on neuroscience and psychiatry as running themes in SF and finding correlations between turning points in "neuroscience fiction" and advances in the scientific field. The films covered include The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Robocop, The Stepford Wives, The Mind Snatchers and iconic franchises like Terminator, Ironman and Planet of the Apes. Examining the parallel histories of psychiatry, neuroscience and cinema, this book shows how science fiction films offer insightful commentary on the scientific and philosophical developments of their times.

Movies And The Modern Psyche

Author : Sharon Packer
ISBN : 0275993590
Genre : Performing Arts
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Shows how films reflect and influence psychological theories and treatments, and investigates the more general question as to why film and psychology have always been so deeply intertwined.

Mental Illness In Popular Culture

Author : Sharon Packer MD
ISBN : 9781440843891
Genre : Psychology
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"Being crazy" is generally a negative characterization today, yet many celebrated artists, leaders, and successful individuals have achieved greatness despite suffering from mental illness. This book explores the many different representations of mental illness that exist—and sometimes persist—in both traditional and new media across eras. • Showcases a wide variety of media representations of mental illness and enables readers choose which views they accept • Documents how the work of "classic" authors who wrote about or experienced mental illness—such as Poe or Lovecraft—remain relevant today • Spotlights examples of how popular culture such as comedies mirror changing attitudes toward mental illness and are helping pave the path to greater acceptance

Clinical Psychopharmacology

Author : Humberto Marin
ISBN : 9789814578370
Genre : Medical
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This book aims to provide comprehensive, up-to-date information on psychotropic drugs and inform clinical decisions for the treatment of mental disorders using a problem-solving approach. In order to accomplish these goals, the book has three central characteristics: it is evidence-basedit compares each individual drug with others in the same class and also those used for the same indications rather than describing them separatelyit steadily draws practical conclusions and makes recommendations about how to select and use medications in the treatment of specific mental disorders More than a textbook, it is meant to serve as a practical tool for professionals working in the mental health field. Contents:Absorption, Transformation, and Elimination of Psychotropic MedicationsNeurotransmitters, Receptors, and TransportersAntipsychotics: A General View of Therapeutic and Adverse EffectsDescription of Individual AntipsychoticsTreatment of Schizophrenia with Antipsychotic MedicationsAntidepressants: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Serotonin–Norepinephrine Reuptake InhibitorsBupropionMirtazapine, Trazodone, and NefazodoneMonoamine Oxidase Inhibitors and Tricyclic AntidepressantsIndividualized Treatment of DepressionBenzodiazepines, Buspirone, and Miscellaneous Medications Used in Anxiety DisordersMedication Treatment of Anxiety DisordersMedications Used in the Treatment of ManiaMedications Used in Bipolar Depression, Mixed States, and Rapid CyclingMedications Used in the Treatment of InsomniaMedications Used in the Treatment of Attention DisordersMedications Used in the Treatment of DementiaMedications Used in Smoking Cessation and Alcohol Use DisordersDrug–Drug Interactions Readership: Professional psychiatrists, psychologists, primary care practitioners, clinical practitioners. Key Features:Practical pointers to help with day to day “real world” situations encountered in practiceBrief, practical chapters written in a simple, friendly language generally avoiding jargon and excessive theorizingKeywords:Psychopharmacology;Evidence-Based Treatments;Primary Care Psychiatry;Outpatient Psychiatry

Monsters Demons And Psychopaths

Author : Fernando Espi Forcen
ISBN : 9781315353920
Genre : Medical
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Descriptions of monsters, vampires, demonic possessions, and psychopaths in horror films have been inspired by psychiatric knowledge about mental illness, leading to several stereotyped models of horror that have prevailed through decades. Some scholars have proposed that horror films can be a teaching tool for psychopathology, but for the most part the genre has been underutilized as a learning tool. This book explores the idea of relating horror films to psychiatric ideas as a way of engaging people in learning.

Dreams In Myth Medicine And Movies

Author : Sharon Packer
ISBN : 0275972437
Genre : Psychology
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Shows how dreams have been revered as therapeutic tools, religious revelations, creativity catalysts, sexual symbols, medical miracles, instrospective insights, and meaningful memories, or just dismissed as biological blips and even feared as signs of demonic damnation.

Madness At The Theatre

Author : Femi Oyebode
ISBN : 1908020423
Genre : Medical
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Madness at the Theatre studies the theatrical representation of madness from the classical Greek period through to the 21st century.Professor Oyebode charts the portrayal of madness by the world's great playwrights across the centuries and argues that whereas acts of madness are described but unseen in Greek drama, Shakespeare brought these behaviours to centre stage. In the 19th and early 20th centuries aberrant behaviour was portrayed in domestic settings by Ibsen - theatrical madness became a family drama. Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill drew on their own families for their explorations of madness and addiction, which lent a freshness and authenticity to their characters. Pinter's masterful use of the ambiguity of language finds strong echoes in the psychiatric clinic. Soyinka approached the subject from a different perspective, emphasising the social context - the personal malady as reflection of a greater malaise in society. Finally, Sarah Kane, whose own mental illness shaped her work, created plays that were the physical embodiment of her inner world. This book deals with an aspect of drama that speaks to the fears, prejudices and insights of the audience. It makes explicit the rules and models governing the appropriation of madness as a metaphor within theatre. Readership: It will be essential reading for anyone interested in the language of drama, the depiction of mental illness, and in the wider place of madness as a concept within society.

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