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Beyond the Classroom - Otto Wahl (Part 2)
Join Beyond the Classroom host, David Schonfeld, on Thursday, January 30 from 12 noon to 12:30 p.m (repeated at 7:30 p.m.).
In Program #22, David talks to Otto Wahl.
Otto Wahl is professor of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Hartford. His work includes numerous research articles and presentations related to stigma and to media depictions of mental illnesses.
In the first segment, Program #21, Otto talked about his background; the PsyD program at UH; defining mental illness; when does a problem become a disorder; diagnosing mental disorders and the DSM; mental illness and stigma; the manifestations, causes, and history of this stigma; the miracle and limitation of modern medications; current research into causation and cure; and the role of media in perpetuating misconceptions about mental illness.
In today's segment, Otto Wahl talks about the role of the entertainment media in perpetuating misconceptions about mental illness; organized efforts to combat misconceptions in film and journalism; schizophrenia; bi-polar disorder; forms of depression; questions of overdiagnois and overprescription; grief management; marijuana and self-medication; mental illness and children; and educating children about mental illness, to combat stigmatization.
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