Psychology Portrayal in the Media
All too often the media talks about psychology and psychological disorders in a way that distorts them and may put a negative spin on them or people that have them. For instance, everything I saw on TV and movies made me think that Schizophrenia and multiple personalities were the SAME DISORDER when clearly they are NOT. Some of the portrayals of people with depression, anxiety, or schizophrenia are close to accurate (see Jamie Foxx in the Soloist), but others are widely inaccurate and lead to people thinking the wrong thing. For this debate, I want you to come up with one thing that the media has done (new, tv shows, movies) to give a look at mental illness and whether you think it was true to the disorder or if they made a less than the accurate version of the person/disorder.