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?