Christmas Movie Extravaganza (Vancouver and North Shore!)


Over Christmas I will be asking you to choose a movie (or more than one if you like!) and write a short report on the psychological disorder that is portrayed in the movie.  This means you will need to do some research over the internet and write down the main symptoms of this disorder.  When you watch the movie I want you to note the symptoms you see, as well as any ways in which you think the disorder might be misrepresented.  Movies tend to sensationalize everything, so you may find that the movie is not completely accurate with regards to its representation.  I am going to start posting movies so you can think about which one you might like to choose.  I will be adding to this list, so keep checking from time to time.

Silver Linings Playbook(Bipolar Disorder)

A beautiful mind (schizophrenia)

Girl Interrupted (Depression, Bipolar Disorder)

Silence of the Lambs (Antisocial Personality Disorder)

We Need to Talk About Kevin (Antisocial Personality Disorder/Conduct Disorder)

What about Bob? (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder)

As Good As it Gets (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (various disorders and lobotomies)

Prozac Nation (Depression)

Rainman (Autism)

Matchstick Men (obsessive compulsive disorder)

No Country for Old Men (antisocial personality disorder)

Virgin Suicides (Depression)

Silver Linings Playbook (Bipolar disorder)

Deer Hunter (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

The Machinist (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

The Aviator (obsessive compulsive disorder)

Benny and Joon (Schizophrenia)

The Soloist (Schizophrenia)

***please choose a movie that is new to you!


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