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Minds on Film Index - 5 yrs on

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To mark five years of Minds on Film, here is an updated index of blogs in the archive, organised by specific psychiatric conditions and mental health issues that have been covered so far.

 

 

 

 

Adoption

Philomena

Flesh & Blood

 

Ageing

Granny’s Got Game

Philomena

Les Invisibles

 

Alcohol dependence

The Christmas Choir

When a Man loves a Woman

Smashed

 

Alzheimer’s disease

A Song for Martin

Mr Alzheimer’s and Me

Still Alice

Wrinkles

 

Anterograde amnesia

Memento

 

Anxiety

Tarnation

Two days One night

 

Acquired Brain Injury

The Crash Reel

 

Assisted suicide

The Sea Inside

 

Bipolar disorder/Schizoaffective disorder

Tarnation

Tulisa - My Mum and me

Passionflower

 

Bulimia nervosa

Sharing the Secret

 

Carer stress

A Song for Martin

Tulisa - My Mum and me

Amour

Canvas

Helen

The Savages

 

Cerebrovascular accident

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Amour

A Simple Life

 

Challenging the stigma of mental illness

A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness

Two days One night

 

Childhood autism

After Thomas

 

Dementia

A Song for Martin

Longtime Companion

Amour

Wrinkles

The Savages

Still Alice

Mr Alzheimer’s and Me

 

Depression

The Aviator

Brassed Off

The Machinist

Control

Archipelago

Helen

Two days One night

A Single Man

Oslo, August 31st

 

Developmental delay in childhood

The Apple

 

Divorce - the effects on teenage children

Private Property

A Separation

 

Domestic violence

Tyrannosaur

 

Drug addiction

Down to the Bone

Oslo, August 31st

Trapped in a purple haze

 

Dyslexia

Like Stars on Earth

 

Employment and mental health

Two days One night

 

Epilepsy and psychiatric illness

Control

 

Grief for the loss of a child

Ordinary People

 

Growing up in Care

The Unloved

 

HIV related dementia

Longtime Companion

 

Homelessness and psychiatric morbidity

The Christmas Choir

 

Huntington’s disease

Huntington’s disease short films

 

Insomnia

The Machinist

 

Learning disability

Flesh & Blood

 

Locked in syndrome

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

 

Mindfulness

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

 

Morbid jealousy

El or This Strange Passion

 

Obsessive compulsive disorder

The Aviator

Matchstick men

 

Paranoid psychosis

Take Shelter

 

Personality disorder

Grizzly Man

 

Problem gambling

Owning Mahowny

 

PTSD

Birdy

In Our Name

 

Mental Health & acute trauma/disasters

The Impossible

 

Residential care for older adults

A Simple Life

Wrinkles

The Savages

 

Schizophrenia

Spider

Birdy

The Soloist

My son, my son, what have ye done

Canvas

 

Sexuality - in later life

Beginners

Les Invisibles

 

Stalking

Enduring love

 

Suicide/Attempted suicide

Brassed Off

Control

Helen

A Single Man

 

Tourette’s syndrome

Matchstick Men

 

Transgender issues

Transamerica

 

Uncomplicated Grief

Summer Hours

 

Unemployment and psychiatric morbidity

Brassed Off

 

Vascular Dementia

Amour

 

Minds on Film is written by Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Joyce Almeida

 

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Re: Minds on Film Index - 5 yr
Thank you for the training on MCA the other day.
Looking at your website, I wondered if you had considered older films and how they portrayed mental health. You might have heard of The Snake Pit, a great depiction of illness and treatment in the 50's.
Hitchcock is an obvious choice; however, The Wrong Man shows the affect the false arrest has on the protagonist's family, and especially his wife, who suffers a nervous breakdown. I believe it is based on a true story.
Kind regards, Ian.
Re: Minds on Film Index - 5 yr
Hi Dr Almeida
I work as a Locum Consultant Psychiatrist. I am a serious film buff too.
I recently watched Groundhog Day which I think is a good movie dealing with motivation to change, selflessness and love. The DVD I watched had a commentary by the director which refers to comments by other Psychiatrists.
I also watched the Japanese movie Departures. It deals with a few issues including separation of father and son and respect for certain professions in addition to respect for the dead.
I would like to them on the list please.
I do have a long list of good movies and wonder if I can write my own reviews for the blog.
Thanks
Chandrashekar
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About this blog

 

Minds on Film is a monthly blog that explores psychiatric conditions and mental health issues as portrayed in a selection of readily available films.

Please note that this blog may contain plot spoilers. Any views expressed are purely my own.

Dr Joyce Almeida
Dr Almeida is a consultant
psychiatrist working in the private sector in the UK.

 

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