How Mental Illness is Misrepresented in the Media

April 16, 2015 2:51 PM

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Insidious portrayals on TV shape perceptions about real-life people with psychological disorders.

Unless you majored in psychology or attended medical school, chances are the bulk of your knowledge about mental illness comes from the newspapers you read, the television shows you watch and the movies you see. Studies indicate that mass media is one of the public’s primary sources of information a...

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