Mental Illness in Popular Culture by Sharon Packer MD

Mental Illness in Popular Culture

bySharon Packer MD

Kobo ebook | May 24, 2017

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"Being crazy" is generally a negative characterization today, yet many celebrated artists, leaders, and successful individuals have achieved greatness despite suffering from mental illness. This book explores the many different representations of mental illness that exist—and sometimes persist—in both traditional and new media across eras.

• Showcases a wide variety of media representations of mental illness and enables readers choose which views they accept

• Documents how the work of "classic" authors who wrote about or experienced mental illness—such as Poe or Lovecraft—remain relevant today

• Spotlights examples of how popular culture such as comedies mirror changing attitudes toward mental illness and are helping pave the path to greater acceptance

Title:Mental Illness in Popular CultureFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 24, 2017Publisher:ABC-ClioLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1440843899

ISBN - 13:9781440843891

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