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A glossary of television-related symptoms in psychosis

  • M. G. Smyth (a1)
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Although the attribution of psychotic symptoms to the television is widespread, there is little literature on the subject and one might surmise that the issue is considered so mundane as not to merit further interest.

In so far as ‘reality’ is a critical problem in psychosis, television can constitute a particular source of confusion. ‘Reality’ can be fudged by this medium for us all, with editing, propaganda, and the spectrum of front line live reports, ‘real life’ re-enactments, and drama.

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A glossary of television-related symptoms in psychosis

  • M. G. Smyth (a1)
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