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February 9, 2000

CinemaPsychiatry and the Cinema

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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by Glen O. Gabbard and Krin Gabbard, 2nd ed, 408 pp, with illus, $25, ISBN 0-88048-826-3, paper, $18, ISBN 0-88048-964-2, Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Press, 1999.

JAMA. 2000;283(6):810. doi:10.1001/jama.283.6.810-JBK0209-4-1

Psychiatry, especially psychoanalytic psychiatry, has taken its lumps in the 13 years since the first edition of this book, but its screen image is as vivid, and as ambiguous, as ever. In part, this trend reflects the vigor of psychoanalytic film criticism, which has flourished even as the psychoanalysis of real patients by real doctors yields to the dual assault of phenomenological psychiatry and managed care. In this unusual book, two brothers, one a psychoanalyst and one a film critic, weave together the threads of the clinical and literary aspects of psychiatry and cinema, offering their insights to a new generation of readers and teachers.

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