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This is a discussion on Movies with mental illness theme within the Book, Music, & Movie Reviews forums, part of the Topics of Interest category; I do alot of research on mental illnesses and it got me thinking about characters/films that portray mental health conditions ...

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    Movies with mental illness theme

    I do alot of research on mental illnesses and it got me thinking about characters/films that portray mental health conditions to get a better insight about what each condition is, its syptoms and the affect on someones life it has and for those looking for information in a different form.

    A Beautiful Mind - Schizophrenia, Paranoia
    Numb - Depersonalisation/Derealisation disorder
    The Beach - Self Harm, Schizophrenia
    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - Schrizophrenia
    Girl Interupted - Borderline Personality Disorder
    Copycat - Agorphobia
    Session 9 - Anxiety
    The Madness of King George - Dementia, acute intermittent porphyria
    The Virgin Suicides - Depression, Suicide
    Psycho - Multiple Personality Disorder
    Fatal Attraction - Borderline Personality Disorder
    A Clockwork Orange - Antisocial Personality Disorder
    Silence Of The Lambs - Antisocial Personality Disorder
    Natural Born Killers - Antisocial Personality Disorder
    Basic Instinct - Narcisstic Personality Disorder

    Have yet to find movies based on Bipolar Disorder.
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    If your so serious about this Why not go to college and degree like, Psychology

    Or work at a Insanity Hospital( not kidding )

    Warning: Do not become too obsessed with mental disorders

    Add "Criminal Minds", Oh and Lie to Me to the List

    LifeAprentis

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    You should check out A Tale of Two Sisters. The movie's main character has a mental illnesss plus the movie has a really good plot. Also your obsession with mental illness themed movies is awesome.
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    If your so serious about this Why not go to college and degree like, Psychology

    Or work at a Insanity Hospital( not kidding )

    Warning: Do not become too obsessed with mental disorders
    Thanks, I did consider it but decided it would not be a good idea, ive visited people in wards and spoken to many people who work in the M.H sector but I wouldn't be able to immerse myself in that kind of environment for a living. I am looking to take an access course in humanities though which covers psychology etc.

    You should check out A Tale of Two Sisters. The movie's main character has a mental illnesss plus the movie has a really good plot. Also your obsession with mental illness themed movies is awesome.
    Cheers mate, I will definitely look your film recommendation up, sounds good. I do have like for films which portray characters having faulty thinking patterns, I find these sorts of films incredibly interesting although I don't watch them too often though or ill get depressed. Nice 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachael Trilby View Post
    Have yet to find movies based on Bipolar Disorder.
    The Devil and Daniel Johnston. I guess it's kind of cheating since it's a documentary about a real person, but it discusses his bipolar disorder a lot.
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    Wikipedia has a pretty long list of movies dealing with mental illness, including movies dealing with Bipolar Disorder

    List of films featuring mental illness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Hope this helps.
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    Lars and the Real Girl- delusional disorder

    That is a very good movie, by the way.
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    FIGHT CLUB

    Well, insomnia, to go all official. It's not really been boxed off but it IS about someone pretty fucked up. Like all of us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whisperdream28 View Post
    Lars and the Real Girl- delusional disorder

    That is a very good movie, by the way.
    I love that movie, especially how it showed what caused his delusions.




    I haven't seen it but I've heard that Iris is a really good movie. It deals with Alzheimer.

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    Try the movie Prozac Nation. It's based on a memoir by Elizabeth Wurtzel, about her depression during university. The title is misleading because prozac is barely brought up in the movie or memoir until the end. And the memoir uses a lot of big words, which was off-putting for me. Just sayin'.

    Another good one is It's Kind of a Funny Story, based on the book by Ned Vizzini. It's about a high school student who goes to am adult psych ward after almost committing suicide. It's kinda like Girl, Interrupted in that the main character seems like the "normal" one.
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