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. 1996 Dec;20(4):212-9.
doi: 10.1007/BF03341883.

Teaching Psychiatry? Let Hollywood Help! : Suicide in the Cinema


Teaching Psychiatry? Let Hollywood Help! : Suicide in the Cinema

S E Hyler et al. Acad Psychiatry. .


Commercial films on videotape may be helpful in teaching medical students and residents about psychiatry. Recommendations are made on the use of specific films to illustrate various aspects of suicide, including depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, adolescent pressures and suicide, suicide gesture vs. suicide attempt, and the spiritual and philosophical aspects of suicide. In the Appendix, the authors list several dozen films depicting suicide that might be used for teaching purposes.

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