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Psychology/Counseling: Psych Movies

Awakenings

1990 , PG-13


Genre: Drama

Starring: Robin Williams, Robert DeNiro, Julie Kavner
Topics: Neuropsychology, Treatment

Wonderful movie. Based on Oliver Sacks' clinical cases. L-dopa's effects on encephalitis lethargica. Interesting glimpse inside a mental hospital in the 1960s. Why do you think paranoia/psychosis developed after prolonged L-dopa treatment? Neuronal supersensitivity?

 


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Questions about the Psychology Program to Dr. Estelle Campenni at campenni@marywood.edu.
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