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Movies in the UW-Manitowoc collection with portrayals of mental illness or disorder.
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Reference Resources About Mental Disorders and Diseases

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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) - American Psychiatric Association Staff
ISBN: 9780890425541
Publication Date: 2013-05-22
This new edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5(TM)), is used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders.

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Self-Help That Works - John C. Norcross; Linda F. Campbell; John M. Grohol; John W. Santrock; Florin Selagea; Robert Sommer
ISBN: 0199915156
Publication Date: 2013-03-29
Self-Help That Works is an indispensable guide that enables readers to identify effective self-help materials and distinguish them from those that are potentially misleading or even harmful. Designed for both laypersons and mental-health professionals, this book critically reviews multiple types of self-help resources, from books and autobiographies to films, online programs, support groups, and websites, for 41 different behavioral disorders and life challenges.

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Behavioral Disorders - Louise I. Gerdes
ISBN: 9780737745023
Publication Date: 2009-10-16



Welcome to this UW-Manitowoc Library Guide!  The purpose of the guide is to identify movies with portrayals of characters who have a mental illness or disorder.  It is my hope that by watching these films you will be inspired to learn more about mental illness and will explore other library resouces on the themes covered.  

Movies are listed as either being available at the UW-Manitowoc library or else available on request from another UW library.  Check out the Library Guide about Films at UW-Manitowoc for instructions on how to find movies on the shelf and how to order them using from other libraries using Search@UW.

Many titles fit in more than one category, but may be listed only once in this guide.  If you don't see a favorite in the category you expect it to be, try looking in another place.  For example, there seems to be overlap between Anxiety Disorders and Substance Abuse.   

As always, the library staff is happy to consider suggestions for new titles or to provide help finding whatever you need.




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Sources Used

Films listed in this library guide were identified from websites and articles discussing the use of films for understanding psychological disorders and diseases.  Some of them are listed below; others dealing with specific syndromes are linked on the pages that follow


Sources Used: Books

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Movies & Mental Illness: Using Films to Understand Psychopathology - Danny Wedding & Mary Ann Boyd
ISBN: 0070689903
Publication Date: 1999

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