Skip to main content
placeholder image

Explainer: what are personality disorders and how are they treated?

Journal Article


Download full-text (Open Access)

Abstract


  • Filmmakers know personality disorders make for compelling viewing. Think of attention-seeking Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939). Or the manipulation and callous disregard for others in Silence of the Lambs (1991), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and Chopper (2000). Then there are the fears of abandonment and emotional instability in Fatal Attraction (1987) and Girl, Interrupted (1999).

    Cinema is less adept, however, at showing the ordinary joys, heartache and sometimes suicidal despair of the friends, workers or relatives we might know with personality disorders.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Grenyer, B. F. S. (2015). Explainer: what are personality disorders and how are they treated?. The Conversation, 24 March 1-4.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2413&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1414

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 4

Volume


  • 24 March

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Filmmakers know personality disorders make for compelling viewing. Think of attention-seeking Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939). Or the manipulation and callous disregard for others in Silence of the Lambs (1991), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and Chopper (2000). Then there are the fears of abandonment and emotional instability in Fatal Attraction (1987) and Girl, Interrupted (1999).

    Cinema is less adept, however, at showing the ordinary joys, heartache and sometimes suicidal despair of the friends, workers or relatives we might know with personality disorders.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Grenyer, B. F. S. (2015). Explainer: what are personality disorders and how are they treated?. The Conversation, 24 March 1-4.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2413&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1414

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 4

Volume


  • 24 March

Place Of Publication


  • Australia