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Teaching psychiatry through cinema

  • Dinesh Bhugra (a1)
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Films portray mental illness and mental health problems in a variety of ways. Some can be used to teach medical students and psychiatric trainees about certain aspects of psychiatry: watching a film is useful when learning about mental state examination, how to reach a diagnosis, doctor–patient interactions and personality disorder. I have chosen a list of films to watch for each of these topics; this list is not comprehensive, however, and I encourage readers to identify other films they might wish to use when teaching.

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Teaching psychiatry through cinema

  • Dinesh Bhugra (a1)
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