Reel Psychiatry is a compendium of movie examples of psychiatric conditions, with expert commentary on the accuracy of the portrayals. This text covers most of the conditions found in the DSM-IV-TR and is a suitable resource for patients, families, students, and instructors. There are introductory chapters detailing the diagnostic process in psychiatry, followed by an explanation of the disorder and diagnostic criteria in plain English before the movie examples are discussed.
About the Author
Dave Robinson is a psychiatrist practicing in London, Ontario, Canada. His particular interests are consultation-liaison psychiatry and both undergraduate and postgraduate education. He attended medical school at the University of Toronto, and then completed a residency in family practice before entering psychiatry. He is a (lowly) lecturer in psychiatry at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada.
About the Artist
Brian Chapman was born in Sussex, England and moved to Canada in 1957. He was formerly a Creative Director at Mediacom. He continues to freelance and is versatile in a wide range of media. He devoted almost twenty years of his time and talents to create over one thousand illustrations for Rapid Psychler Press. Brian passed away in 2012 after a brief respiratory ailment. His extreme generosity and legendary sense of humour live on in the pages of this book.