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John Nash, Paranoid Schizophrenia.

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Alex DeLarge, Antisocial Personality Disorder and probably some sort of atypical paraphilia (especially in the book).

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Melvin Udall, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

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Donnie Darko. Paranoid Schizophrenia (Although we all know better...)

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Susanna Kaysen, Borderline Personality Disorder.

Lisa Rowe. She refers to herself as a "psychopath", but that is not a diagnosis. (Probably diagnosed with "Antisocial Personality Disorder", irl).
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I Am David (2003)
David, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (never says this in the film but his flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, rumination, hypervigilance etc all point to PTSD... plus this was the 50s and PTSD didn't have a name then).

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Simon Lynch, Autism.

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Donald Morton and Isabelle Sorenson, Asperger's Syndrome. Asperger's is a PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder) and can be thought as a high-functioning form of autism (for the sake of keeping this note simple).

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Mr. Jones (1993)
Mr. Jones, Bipolar Disorder.

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Conrad Jarrett, Major Depressive Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder (possible PTSD depending on how long ago the death of his brother was, the difference between ASD and PTSD is the duration of symptoms since the trauma).

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Phoebe Lichten, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette's Syndrome.

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Maximillian Cohen, Paranoid Schizophrenia.

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Elizabeth Wurtzel, Bipolar Disorder (although she has BPD traits, too).

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Raymond Babbitt, Autism.

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Hal Nestor, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

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Teddy Daniels, (severe) PTSD and possible dissociative disorder (DD-NOS?)

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Silent Fall (1994)
Tim Warden, Autism.

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Diane Downs, Histrionic Personality Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder.

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Sybil, Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly called "Multiple Personality Disorder")

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Sarah Connor, diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder (traits of bipolar and schizophrenia) by the idiots at the Pescadero mental institution. Remember, just because someone is diagnosed with something, doesn't mean they have it.

Given John Connor's history of theft, vandalism, truancy, etc it's not unreasonable to note that a lot of shrinks might diagnosis him with Oppositional Defiance Disorder, if not outright Conduct Disorder. I can even see some over-zealous shrinks trying to diagnosis John with Reactive Attachment Disorder because of Sarah's "behavior" while he was a baby/toddler. Yes, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

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Howard Hughes, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

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The Watcher (2000)
Campbell. Never explicitly stated but he behaves like someone with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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A list of movies dealing with mental illnesses or psychological issues. When the illness isn't stated in the movie I have guessed to the best of my abilities (I have studied psychology but I am not a psychologist). This list is for entertainment lists only, no offense is meant to anyone. However, if you are interested in a certain disorder, you may want to check out the movies where a character suffers from said disorder in the list.

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Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at Sep 15 5:31

Dennis 'Spider' Cleg in "Spider"- Paranoid Schizophrenia

Francie Brady in "The Butcher Boy"- Paranoid Schizophrenia

Lukas in "Afraid of the Dark"- Paranoid Schizophrenia

Lukas in "The White Sound"- Paranoid Schizophrenia

James Brocklebank in "The Living & the Dead"- Paranoid Schizophrenia

Narrator in "Fight Club"- Multiple Personality Disorder & Paranoid Schizophrenia

Nina Sayers in "Black Swan"- Paranoid Schizophrenia

William Keane in "Keane"- Paranoid Schizophrenia

Arthur Edens in "Michael Clayton"- Bipolar Disorder

Ben in "Ben X"- Asperger's Syndrome

Linda in "Snow Cake"- Autism

Bill Tyree in "Dear John"- Autism

Temple Grandin in "Temple Grandin"- Autism

Terry Bellefleur in "True Blood"- PSTD

Nate in "Red, White, & Blue"- Anti-Social Personality Disorder

Anton Chigurh in "No Country for Old Men"- Anti-Social Personality Disorder

Lisa Rowe in "Girl, Interrupted"- Anti-Social Personality Disorder
Posted: 6 years, 7 months ago at Jan 17 11:10
thanks! I put Lisa in. As for Fight Club, the technical term now for Multiple Personality Disorder is Dissociative Identity Disorder and while he does have some characteristics there was nothing remotely truthful about that movie and "real" DID (Hollywood is horrible at trying to display DID, but fight Club is obviously over the top- also, in Fight Club, the "narrator" only has one other personal- Tyler Durden which doesn't quite meet the definition for DID). :)But thanks for the awesome list!
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Jul 12 20:00
hide and seek??
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Jul 12 20:24
Beautiful List.... Nice Work...
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Jul 14 0:19
Paranoia is a psychiatric term that describes a mental state characterized by the presence of self-referential delusions.
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Jul 14 0:20
Schizophrenia (Greek σχίζειν schizein 'divide, split, splitting, breaking' and φρήν PHREN, 'understanding, reason, mind') is a psychiatric diagnosis in a group of people with chronic and severe mental disorders characterized by alterations in the perception or expression of reality.1 schizophrenia also causes a mutation sustained various aspects of mental functioning of the individual, mainly from the consciousness of reality, and a neuropsychological disorganization rather complex, especially executive functions, which leads difficulty maintaining a motivated behavior and goal-directed, and significant social dysfunction.
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Jul 14 0:20
The sociopathy, also known as antisocial personality disorder (TPA) is a psychic nature pathology resulting in people who suffer lose track of the importance of social norms, such as laws and individual rights. While generally can be detected from 18 years of age, it is estimated that the symptoms and characteristics have been developed since adolescence. Before the age of 15 must be detected symptoms similar but not as pronounced, it is the Personality Disorder.
Sociopaths are people who have a bad Psychiatric, severe antisocial personality box that makes them shy away from pre-established rules, do not know or can not adapt to them. For this reason, even though they know they are doing wrong, act on impulse to achieve what they want, in many cases committing felonies. It is common to confuse sociopathy with other pathologies of the same class, as could be criminal behavior, the antisocial or psychopathy. But are conditions, though related, with different characteristics, with other treatments and consequences.
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Jul 14 0:22
The paraphilias (word formed by the prefix: next to or abnormal, and philia: love (Devoto, E. and Aravena, L. 2003)) are a kind of erotic behavior defined by the DSM IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) as a "boost recurring urgent aroused by fantasies or actions that include: 1. Nonhuman objects, 2. Suffering or humiliation or damage infer yourself or your sexual partner 3. Targeting children or people who do not agree this behavior "(Devoto, E. and Aravena, L. 2003). The paraphilias are also known as perversions, and in a much more puritanical yet derogatory, can also be defined as a "qualitative operation disturbance erotic instinct translocations involving the presence of abnormal and aberrant sexual behavior
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Jul 14 0:23
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder (like agoraphobia and social phobia) characterized by intrusive thoughts, recurrent and persistent, that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear or worry, and repetitive behaviors called compulsions aimed at reducing associated anxiety. The TOC is contained within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Jul 14 0:25
The borderline personality disorder or borderline, also called boundary or border (abbreviated as BPD) is currently defined by the DSM-IV (DSM-IV 301 831) as "a personality disorder characterized primarily by emotional lability, thinking extremely polarized and dichotomous and chaotic relationships. "The overall profile of the disorder also typically includes a pervasive instability of mood, self-image and behavior, as well as the sense of identity, which can lead to periods of disociación.2 Included within group B disorders personality, called "dramatic-emotional". Is by far the most common personality disorders
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Jul 14 0:26
Posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD is a psychological disorder classified within the group of anxiety disorders. It is characterized by the appearance of specific symptoms after exposure to a stressful event, extremely traumatic, involving physical harm or is exceptionally threatening or catastrophic nature for the individual
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Jul 14 0:27
Opposition Disorder desafianteEnviar this page to a amigoShare on FacebookShare on twitterFavorito / CompartirVersión to print
It is a pattern disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior toward authority figures.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors
This disorder is more common in boys than in girls. Some studies have shown that it affects 20% of children of school age, but most experts believe this figure is high due to changing definitions of what is normal infant behavior and possible racial bias or prejudice , cultural and gender.

This disorder usually begins to 8 years of age, but can start in preschool years. It is thought that the disorder is caused by a combination of biological and psychosocial factors.

Actively disobeys adult requests
Anger and resentment with others
Argues with adults
Blames others for their own mistakes
Has few or no friends or has lost friends
Engages in constant trouble in school
Lose patience
Is spiteful or vindictive
Touchy or easily annoyed
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Jul 14 0:28
Dissociative identity disorder is a controversial diagnosis in the DSM IV described the existence of two or more distinct identities or personalities in an individual, each with its own pattern of perceiving and acting with the environment. At least two of these personalities must take control of individual behavior routinely, and are associated also with a degree of memory loss beyond normal forgetfulness. In this memory loss is often referred to as time lost or amnesia. To be diagnosed, symptoms should occur independently of substance abuse or a general medical condition (induction).
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Jul 14 0:35
Autism is a spectrum of disorders characterized by severe developmental deficit, permanent and profound. It affects socialization, communication, imagination, planning and emotional reciprocity, and repetitive behaviors or unusual evidence. Symptoms generally are the inability of social interaction, isolation and stereotypies (uncontrolled movements of limb, usually the hands). Over time, the frequency of these disorders increases (the current incidence rates are about three cases per 500 children), due to this increase, monitoring and evaluation of strategies for early identification could enable early treatment and improved results.
Although autism scientific observation, held for decades in search of the causes that originate, they have not yet been able to determine conclusively, as there are different theories that seek to give explanation, distinguishing between them by the position held on the nature of the origin of the disorder, attributing each to causes of various kinds, there are positions "environmentalists" who are the agents stress that psycho-social type, the ones that cause the involvement of child development and are therefore, the main cause of the condition. On the other hand, there are also perspective "biologicist", including one hand argues that autism may be a non-organic functional disorder, as there are sometimes signs of injury and brain abnormalities in patients who suffer, for Furthermore it is also suggested that autism stems genetic and therefore is a prenatal condition. In both theories "biologicist" states that are the failures resulting in biochemical processes within the individual, which affect their development to regulate in an inappropriate way.
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Jul 14 0:37
The histrionic personality disorder is a personality disorder group B (disorders dramatic, emotional, or erratic). Individuals who suffer follow a pervasive pattern of excessive emotionality and atención.Las people search histrionic personality disorder usually express their emotions in an exaggerated manner. They tend to be vain and self-centered, and are uncomfortable when not the center of attention. They are often seductive in appearance and behavior as much worry not. Continuously seeking someone to reassure them, to approve what they do, and can get angry when someone not attending or flattered. They tend to be impulsive and little tolerance for frustration.
Their cognitive style is extreme, tend to see everything in terms of black or white. His speech often lacks detail and is exaggerated.
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Jul 14 0:38
Bipolar disorder, also known as bipolar affective disorder (BAD) and past as manic-depression (PMD) is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a mood disorder characterized by the presence of one or more episodes of abnormally elevated energy levels , cognition and mood. Clinically reflected in states of mania or, in milder cases, hypomania along with concomitant or alternating episodes of depression, so that the affected usually somewhere between joy and sadness in a much more marked than people who do not have this pathology
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Jul 14 0:39
Tourette syndrome is an inherited neuropsychiatric disorder with onset in childhood, characterized by multiple physical tics (motor) and vocal (phonic). These tics characteristically wax and wane, you can temporarily suppress, and are preceded by a premonitory urge. Tourette syndrome is defined as part of a spectrum of tic disorders, which includes transient and chronic tics.
Tourette syndrome was considered a rare and bizarre syndrome, often associated with the exclamation of obscene words or socially inappropriate and derogatory comments (coprolalia), but this symptom is present in only a small minority of affected. Tourette syndrome is no longer considered a rare disease, but not always correctly diagnosed because most cases are mild and the severity of the tics decreases for most children as they pass through adolescence. Between 0.4% and 3.8% of children aged 5-18 years may have Tourette syndrome, the prevalence of transient and chronic tics in school-age children is high, and the most common tics are eye blinking , coughing, throat clearing, sniffing, and facial movements. A severe Tourette's in adulthood is a rarity, and Tourette syndrome does not adversely affect intelligence or life expectancy.
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Jul 14 0:40
Acute stress disorder is an anxiety disorder, halfway posttraumatic stress disorder in which the person suffers acutely temporarily but a physiological symptoms of anxiety in response to the testing of one or more events highly stressful, which has endangered the physical integrity of self or others.
Unlike PTSD, symptoms appear within minutes of the traumatic event, and forward with a minimum of 2 days and a maximum of 4 weeks.
As in PTSD can be revived traumatic experiences, and show symptoms similar to these. It sometimes feels guilty for what happened, or not deserving to have survived (in the case of events which were received fatalities). It is not uncommon acute stress disorder lead to posttraumatic stress disorder.
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Jul 14 0:40
Asperger syndrome or Asperger disorder is a set of mental and behavioral condition that is part of the autistic spectrum disorders. It coincides with pervasive developmental disorders (ICD-10, Chapter V, F84). The affected person has difficulty in social interaction and communication of variable severity, as well as activities and interests in areas that are usually very restricted and often stereotypical.
It differs from early infantile autism described by Kanner and other less specific than Asperger's disorder is not observed delay in language development, with no clinically significant disturbance acquisition. No delay, for example, in the age of onset of the first words and phrases, although there may be specific qualitative (eg grammatical) that draw attention and a generalized preservation inteligencia.1 2 Although the age of onset and more frequent screening is in early childhood, many of the features of the disorder are noticeable in later stages of development when social contact skills begin to play a more central role in the life of the person.

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