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13th Mar '17 10:51:02 AM Larkmarn
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20th Feb '17 5:06:35 PM nombretomado
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** In a RealLife incident, the actress Creator/KeiraKnightley sued [[BritishNewspapers The Sun newspaper]] in 2007 over a story which clearly implied that a distraught mother held Knightly at least partly personally responsible for the death of her particularly young anorexic daughter. (Naturally, the Sun didn't shoulder any blame for inserting said pictures into their pages for very little reason several times a week throughout the last year or so...)

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** In a RealLife incident, the actress Creator/KeiraKnightley sued [[BritishNewspapers ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Sun newspaper]] Sun]]'' newspaper in 2007 over a story which clearly implied that a distraught mother held Knightly at least partly personally responsible for the death of her particularly young anorexic daughter. (Naturally, the Sun didn't shoulder any blame for inserting said pictures into their pages for very little reason several times a week throughout the last year or so...)
4th Feb '17 1:24:21 PM Clevomon
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3rd Feb '17 2:41:56 AM Spindriver
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** Happened with Kylie from the moment she says that she is a psychology major. Undergraduate psychology majors don't have the experience or knowledge to do therapy or "fix brains," let alone have licensure, and no one with any body of knowledge about psychology would use the terms [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20100619.html "fix your brain!"]] or nearly [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20101102.html call someone crazy]] to their face. Not to mention "[[AllPsychologyIsFreudian Phallophobe?]]" Someone is trying too hard on a subject they're clueless about.\\
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Oddly enough, her attitudes and tendencies to act like she knows what she's talking about does approximate how a lot of first-year psychology students do act, so this may be an example of TruthInTelevision, especially since her attempts to "fix" people have only resulted in a slight, and mostly superficial, change of the neurosis.
** Yuki's "delusions" follow Hollywood logic. She's entirely sane (if abrasive) all of the time except for one very specific trigger, whereupon she becomes '''completely''' psychotic and violent, then snaps back to normal as if nothing has happened. It's the usual Hollywood combination of schizophrenia with dissociative identity disorder (and possibly post-traumatic stress disorder), while [[{{Flanderize}} flanderizing]] psychosis (meaning out-of-touch with reality) into rampaging violence.

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** Happened Visible with Kylie Kiley from the moment she says that she is a psychology major. Undergraduate psychology majors don't have the experience or knowledge to do therapy or "fix brains," let alone have licensure, and no one with any body of knowledge about psychology would use the terms [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20100619.html "fix your brain!"]] or nearly [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20101102.html call someone crazy]] to their face. Not to mention "[[AllPsychologyIsFreudian Phallophobe?]]" Someone is trying too hard on a subject they're clueless about.\\
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Oddly enough, though, her attitudes and tendencies to act like she knows what she's talking about does do approximate how a lot of first-year psychology students do act, so this may be an example of TruthInTelevision, especially since her attempts to "fix" people have mostly only resulted in a slight, and mostly superficial, change superficial changes of the neurosis.
neuroses. On the other hand, she also achieves some useful results that basically amount to a psychological version of ArtisticLicenseMedicine.
** Yuki's "delusions" follow Hollywood logic. She's entirely sane (if abrasive) all of the time except for one very specific trigger, whereupon she becomes '''completely''' psychotic and violent, then snaps back to normal as if nothing has happened. It's the usual Hollywood combination of schizophrenia with dissociative identity disorder (and possibly post-traumatic stress disorder), while [[{{Flanderize}} flanderizing]] {{flanderiz|e}}ing psychosis (meaning out-of-touch "out of touch with reality) reality") into rampaging violence.
6th Jan '17 7:24:57 AM SeptimusHeap
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5th Jan '17 7:48:35 PM JoeG
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21st Oct '16 8:36:32 PM YasminPerry
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has Shinji constantly navel-gazing, whining and angsting about his problems instead of actually doing anything about them. Eventually he gets a revelation that only what he thinks about himself matters. That is not how psychology works in the slightest.
8th Sep '16 9:41:43 PM Nebulo
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Further complicating things is the RuleOfCool: if there are multiple versions of a disorder, a writer will tend toward the [[{{Flanderization}} most interesting, dramatic, or visible of them]]. Thus, in fiction, [[LIsForDyslexia all dyslexics can't read anything past a fourth grade level]], [[HollywoodTourettes all people with Tourette's compulsively swear]], and [[TheSchizophreniaConspiracy all people with schizophrenia think demons are out to cover up the truth of global warming]]. Many people, [[RealityIsUnrealistic overexposed to the fictional versions]], are surprised to discover that not only are there milder versions of all these disorders, but the milder versions account for anywhere from 90% to 99.9% of the people diagnosed with them.

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Further complicating things is the RuleOfCool: if there are multiple versions of a disorder, a writer will tend toward the [[{{Flanderization}} most interesting, dramatic, or visible of them]]. Thus, in fiction, [[LIsForDyslexia all dyslexics can't read anything past a fourth grade level]], [[HollywoodTourettes all people with Tourette's compulsively swear]], and [[TheSchizophreniaConspiracy all people with schizophrenia think demons are out to cover up the truth of global warming]]. Many people, [[RealityIsUnrealistic overexposed to the fictional versions]], are surprised to discover that not only are there milder versions of all these disorders, but the milder versions account for anywhere from 90% to 99.9% 99% of the people diagnosed with them.
8th Sep '16 9:36:23 PM Nebulo
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has Shinji constantly navel-gazing, whining and angsting about his problems instead of actually doing anything about them. Eventually he gets a revelation that only what he thinks about himself matters. That is not how psychology works in the slightest.
5th Jun '16 2:05:02 PM nombretomado
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* In ''PushingDaisies'', the cheese-loving aunts's agoraphobia without panic disorder is mistakenly called "social phobias" (social phobia, in the singular, is now usually called "social anxiety disorder"). It's also partially cured by homeopathic antidepressants put in pies. Now, if instead of homeopathic remedies, it had been St. John's Wort, that part would have been semi-accurate, though of course you'd have to eat an awful lot of pie to get a high enough dose to be effective. What's more, an overdose of the antidepressant causes one of the aunts to act stoned and have vivid hallucinations.

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* In ''PushingDaisies'', ''Series/PushingDaisies'', the cheese-loving aunts's agoraphobia without panic disorder is mistakenly called "social phobias" (social phobia, in the singular, is now usually called "social anxiety disorder"). It's also partially cured by homeopathic antidepressants put in pies. Now, if instead of homeopathic remedies, it had been St. John's Wort, that part would have been semi-accurate, though of course you'd have to eat an awful lot of pie to get a high enough dose to be effective. What's more, an overdose of the antidepressant causes one of the aunts to act stoned and have vivid hallucinations.
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