The world of the media is alien to most psychiatrists although we are frequently portrayed in different ways, but rarely are the portrayals close to real life (Clare, 1990). These media portrayals help determine public attitudes towards outselves and also our patients. It has been argued that psychiatrists should be involved in a “serious, concerted, and professional effort to educate the public about the prevalence of serious and chronic mental illnesses” through the media (Talbot, 1985). There are some noticeable exponents of this view whom we often hear, read, and see.
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