Posted by Maria Mangicaro
Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, professor and chair of psychiatry at Columbia University and the president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association, gave this review of the movie Silver Linings Playbook:
“It has been a long time since a Hollywood movie actually seemed like it could help people suffering from mental illness, their families, and those who treat them,” according to APA President-elect Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D. Writing online yesterday in “CNN Health,” Lieberman praised the film “Silver Linings Playbook” for its “natural and poignant” depiction of people struggling with mental illness as they find ways to deal with their families and community. Nominated for eight Academy Awards, the film is an “antidote” to the stereotyped and stigmatizing portrayals of mental illness and its treatment that have long been staples of Hollywood films such as “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” (click here to read full article on CNN.com)
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