Pop Culture and Psychiatry | Medical Cultures

As part of the Medical Cultures cycle, the FEU is pleased to host Doctor Jean-Victor Blanc’s conference “Pop Culture and Psychiatry, everything you always wanted to know about psychiatry (but never dared to ask)…”

Are all artists (including Britney) bipolar? Does schizophrenia look like a Black Swan split personality? Is there a gender influence on mental disorders? Are the Kardashians family therapy? Are all shrinks old and asleep in their chairs like on TV? Is there such a thing as mass suicide at Virgin Suicides? Are antidepressants drugs like in Requiem for a Dream? Through references to pop and contemporary culture, this conference-debate will be an opportunity to propose a panorama of 13 questions dealing with mental health (Why 13? Because 13 reasons why) and to answer them. The session will be followed by an exchange where all questions can be asked.

Dr. Jean-Victor Blanc is a psychiatrist and practices at the Saint-Antoine Hospital in Paris. His scientific work focuses on the stigma surrounding psychological disorders and their treatment. He is also editor of What’s Up Doc, a magazine for young doctors, and questions the sometimes absurd side of scientific research on a monthly basis.

This lecture series is organized in collaboration with the Harriet Hale Woolley Fellow in Psychiatry, Vincent Trebossen.

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