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Why Joker's depiction of mental illness is dangerously misinformed

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With films playing a key role in shaping attitudes to mental health, two psychiatrists say Joaquin Phoenix’s troubled supervillain perpetuates damaging stereotypes As doctors who work on acute inpatient psychiatric wards, serious mental illness is our daily reality. We have, therefore, watched the controversies around Todd Phillips’s Joker – in which Joaquin Phoenix plays a troubled loner who turns...

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