List Of Films Featuring Mental Illness
Many films have portrayed mental disorders or used it as a backdrop for other themes. Here is a list of some of these films, sorted by disorder, regardless of whether the disorder is portrayed accurately or not. For example, although 50 First Dates presents a case of anterograde amnesia, the type depicted does not really exist. In particular, owing to the nature of drama, extreme and florid manifestations of any given disorder tend to prevail over the more subtle ones typical of the average person with that disorder. For example, people with agoraphobia are typically portrayed in drama as recluses who never or almost never leave their homes; in reality, this is rare and extreme, not typical, among the agoraphobic population.
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