Mental Health Disorders on Television (häftad)
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
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McFarland & Co Inc
Weaver, Roslyn
bibliography, index
221 x 147 x 15 mm
250 g
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402:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Matte Lam

Mental Health Disorders on Television

Representation Versus Reality

Häftad,  Engelska, 2020-06-04
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In past decades portrayals of mental illness on television were limited to psychotic criminals or comical sidekicks. As public awareness of mental illness has increased so too have its depictions on the small screen. A gradual transition from stereotypes towards more nuanced representations has seen a wide range of lead characters with mental health disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, OCD, autism spectrum disorder, dissociative identity disorder, anxiety, depression and PTSD. But what are these portrayals saying about mental health and how closely do they align with real-life experiences? Drawing on interviews with people living with mental illness, this book traces these shifts, placing on-screen depictions in context and demonstrating their real world impacts.
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Each chapter provides an extensive description of the television program and solid scholarly background/definition of the disorder under discussion....Both the bibliography and the detailed index enhance the utility of the volume....recommendedChoice

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Kimberley McMahon-Coleman has a PhD in literature from the University of Wollongong and is an associate professor (academic development) at Charles Sturt University in Australia. Her research interests include the Gothic, Indigenous literature, popular culture, and academic language and learning. Roslyn Weaver has a PhD in literature from the University of Wollongong and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in medical humanities at Western Sydney University. Her research interests include apocalypse, popular culture, childrens literature, and speculative fiction.


Table of Contents Acknowledgments Preface Introduction One. I dont pick up on signs: Autism Spectrum Disorder Two. Its a gift and a curse: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Three. Tell me who I am: Schizophrenia and Dissociative Identity Disorder Four. The inspirational, the enthusiastic, the unusual: Bipolar Disorder Five. Maybe I dont have the right genetic make up: Depression, Anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Six. The reality is much murkier: Reality and Representation Conclusion References Index