Author Archive for: ‘Joy McEntee’

The Camp Psychiatrist in American Horror and Thriller Movies: From Psycho and The Manchurian Candidate to M. Night Shymalan’s Split

For more than a century, psychiatrists have had to live with the cultural consequences of how their profession has been depicted in the movies. According to Irving Schneider’s influential taxonomy, psychiatrists have been represented cinematically as “Dr. Dippy”, “Dr. Evil” or “Dr. Wonderful”. [1] In Psychiatry and the Cinema, Glen O. Gabbard and Krin Gabbard identify a brief moment in the …

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