Media Madness: Public Images of Mental Illness

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Page numbers in italics refer to illustrations.
Abominable Dr. Phibes, The (movie), 56
accountability of health care professionals, 120
accuracy, in media portrayals of mental illness, 88. See also misinformation
Ace Ventura, Pet Detective (movie), 58
advertising, 22-24, 24, 25, 25, 38, 39, 54-55, 60, 71-72, 140-141, 148-149, 149, 150, 207n11
affective disorders, 81
aggression and masculinity, 127
Ain't It Great to Be Crazy (children's song), 11
Akroyd, Dan, 5
Aladdin (animated movie), 10
alcoholism and violence, 81
Alda, Alan, 7
Aldridge, Lionel, 49
Aldrin, Edwin (Buzz), 48-49, 53
All Around the Town (Clark), 189
Alliance for the Mentally Ill of New York State, 144, 153
All That Remains ( Cornwell), 190
"All the Madmen" (song), 12, 196n23
altruism, unexpected from a person with mental illness, 44
Amazing Spiderman (comics), 62
American Mental Health Fund, 133
American Psychiatric Association, 135, 153, 166
American Psycho ( Ellis), 71
Americans with Disabilities Act, 104
amnesia, 7, 8
Angel Maker, The ( Pearson), 194
Animaniacs, The (TV show), 38, 41
Antisocial Personality Disorder, 18-20. See also "psychopath(ic)"
anxiety, projected onto "the mad," 126
anxiety disorders, 48, 135
APA Monitor, 21
appearance: of persons with mental illness, 38, 39, 116-117 (see also difference); of persons with physical illnesses, 47
Arabs as terrorists, portrayal of, 205n4
Arbus, Alan, 7
arrest, post-hospitalization, 201n52
art, and depiction of mental illness, 116-117
assassins, 84
assaults, 201n52
As the World Turns (TV show), 8
asylums, 118. See also hospitalization, psychiatric
autism, 7, 10
Axelson, Gary, 129, 156
Backer, Thomas, 154, 159
Barney Miller (TV show), 9, 33, 181
Batman (movie), 62
battle fatigue, 7, 122
Beacon Journal ( Akron, OH), 152, 197n26
Bean-Bayog, Margaret, 11
Beast with Five Fingers, The (movie), 37

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