The Secret Food Diaries is a short film which follows Dinutta as she comes to terms with her eating disorder. Dinutta binge eats and keeps very little in her cupboards to thwart her overeating. She will not eat with her son because she worries he will mirror her eating habits. Mary goes shopping with Dinutta […]
This clip from Intervention shows Nicoles story and her struggle with an eating disorder (dysphasia). She describes being molested as a young child and her inability to swallow as a result of the abuse. She chews food for the flavor and spits it up into a cup (sometimes feeding herself through a tube in her […]
Steve Tromans discusses the night eating syndrome. He explains what it entails, how it is received, and how to stop. Tromans advises eating appropriately through the day and sleeping through the night. He uses a combination of techniques to re-train the mind (including hypnosis). In night eating syndrome, people eat what percentage of their daily […]
AnswersTV.com discusses the prevalence of sleep disorders, what sleep disorders exist, and what symptoms make a sleep disorder. Also, they give an overview of different kinds of sleep disorders. What do sleep analysts look for when doing a sleep study? Describe the following: dyssomnia, parasomnia, insomnia, hypersomnia, and narcolepsy.
In this clip, a man (in cahoots with his brother) surprises his fiance who has narcolepsy. His brother bursts into the room and the woman screams then falls over asleep. How common is narcolepsy? What are the DSM criteria for narcolepsy? Does this woman exhibit narcolepsy appropriately, or does this look like a stunt?
Sleep apnea is a condition that causes a person to stop breathing for short periods of time during their sleep. The most effective way to treat this condition is with continuous positive airway pressure, also known as CPAP. Ann, a heart transplant patient, was referred to a sleep clinic and discovered she had sleep apnea. […]
Ryan, who was also on MTVs True Life: I Have OCD and has obsessive-compulsive disorder, discusses his attempt to stop his compulsions on A&Es Obsessed. Ryan performs rituals like hand washing, tapping, and brushing his teeth and discusses how therapy has helped him stop ritualizing. What therapeutic affect might being on the show and journaling […]
Hoarders documents American men and women who are unable to dispose of anything even though they continue to accumulate more. Hoarding habits greatly affect the persons relationships, lifestyle, and health. Psychologists specializing in treating those with hoarding problems go into the hoarders home and review what is being hoarded and why, and offer support in […]
[Please note that this clip includes footage of crack cocaine use.] Tim, a formerly successful music producer and musician, exposes his addiction to crack cocaine on A&Es Intervention. He explains his downward spiral into drug use; his girlfriend and her parents discuss Tims drug use and how it affects their lives. What disorder was Tim […]
Kim discusses her battle with anorexia, bulimia, and cutting on A&Es Intervention. Kim and her family discuss how her childhood affected her self-image, and she sought to control her own actions as she could not control her home environment. What evidence exists that links eating disorders with physical and emotional abuse? How are anorexia and […]
In this clip, a mother of a transgender boy provides evidence that contradicts the expectations of reparative therapist Joseph Nicolosi. Dr. Nicolosi describes his belief that transgender males are overly enmeshed with their mothers and distant from their fathers or other male figures. Toni, the mother of the transgender boy, says she was not close […]
Barbara Walters reports on some of the youngest transgender kids, including a six-year-old girl who was born a boy, a 10-year-old boy who lives as a girl and a 16-year-old-boy who was born a girl. Walters talks to these transgender children, all diagnosed with gender identity disorder (GID), as well as to their parents, who […]
Alexis Arquette is one of the panel members on Larry King, guest hosted by Dr. Drew Pinksy. Arquette, formerly Robert Arquette, is recognized for her role in films like The Wedding Singer, Bride of Chucky and in the reality TV show, The Surreal Life. In this clip, Arquette discusses becoming transgender under public scrutiny as […]
According to this clip, 20% of the population has ISD (inhibited sexual desire). It can be primary or secondary. Sexual aversion disorder is less frequent and is an avoidance of genital contact. What are some other sexual dysfunction disorders? How do those disorders relate to the sexual response cycle?
Sandy discusses sexual fetishism, including some of the most popular fetishes. She provides the DSM-IV criteria. She distinguishes between a shoe fetish and a foot fetish (inanimate versus animate objects) and the words history. Paraphilia are also described; Sandy defines some paraphilias. What is frotteurism? What is known about the causes of paraphilias?
Starring James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal in Secretary is a story about a young woman recently released from a mental hospital because she self-mutilates. She gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one. In this clip, who is the sadist and who is […]
The story of Elisabeth Fritzl, who was locked in a cellar and repeatedly raped by her father over 24 years, has stunned the world. Her father, Josef, stands accused of imprisoning Elisabeth and using her as a sex slave in an underground bunker beneath his house in the provincial Austrian town of Amstetten. Over nearly […]
In this clip from the film The Cable Guy, Jim Carrey plays basketball according to prison rules by being physically and verbally aggressive. He elbows, pushes, and trips others to benefit his team. Throughout the film, Carreys character fails to conform to social norms, uses aliases, and disregards the safety of himself and others. Of […]
This song attempts to use musical therapy to understand conduct disorder. Described are an adolescents actions, which are features of conduct disorder in the DSM. The song also covers conduct disorder treatment and desired outcomes. The chorus is Conduct disorder, conduct disorder also called CD / it doesnt mean that a person is bad, they […]
This clip shows Becky, who has borderline personality disorder. The disorder is briefly described. Becky discusses her interactions with others, including her need for physical contact from trusted friends and family, and her physical manifestation of her unhappiness self-mutilation (cutting). Therapy has helped Becky develop healthier ways to cope with her anxiety. She discusses her […]
Analyze the character Jessica Rabbit, an animated seductress, in this clip from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Jessica sings to a room of men who show their admiration in whistles and stares; Jessica uses her beauty to manipulate those around her and presents herself as a victim. What criteria of histrionic personality disorder does Jessica exhibit […]
San Diego State University: According to a national poll of over 1,000 college students, 57% agreed that that people in their generation use social networking sites (i.e. Facebook, Twitter and MySpace) for self-promotion, narcissism and attention seeking. Dr. Jean Twenge (associate professor of psychology) utilized YouthPolls to ask questions about the student generation and social […]
This animated student project shows the lifespan of someone with avoidant personality disorder. An animated character, a junior park ranger, seems distraught as he goes about his work. His telephone has cobwebs on it and his appearance (in person and in photos) expresses his unhapiness. It rewinds to his childhood, showing a parent who harshly […]
In this clip from What About Bob?, Bob Wiley sees Dr. Leo Marvin, a psychiatrist, because he is unable to make any decisions, among many other issues. Bob seeks Dr. Marvin out and disrupts a Marvin family vacation by joining them in New Hampshire. Does Bob exhibit signs of dependent personality disorder? What features of […]
Leonardo DiCaprio impersonates Howard Hughes in the film The Aviator. He shows considerable obsessions with control over his food, environment, etc. Not only does his own appearance bother him, but he also is disturbed by others around him who are slightly unkempt. What obsessive compulsive symptoms did Howard Hughes exhibit in this clip? What are […]