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Participatory Cinema: Anxiety Disorders

February 16, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Instructor: Anthony Tobia, MD

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) is an animated musical drama released by Walt Disney Pictures based on Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel of the same name. The story depicts the plight of Quasimodo who is raised in the Notre Dame cathedral following the untimely death of his mother. Participants will watch and analyze the film to highlight the potential role substances play in the narrative that will allow for an expanded discussion to include Thinner about anxiety, obsessive compulsive, and trauma and stressor-related disorders.
Movies have long been utilized to highlight varied areas in the field of psychiatry including the role of the psychiatrist, issues in medical ethics, and the stigma toward people with mental illness. At Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, comprehensive curricula have been created utilizing films as fictional case accounts of mental disorders. At the Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies, facilitated discussion of a selected film is achieved via social media as well as traditional PowerPoint didactic. Each seminar will show a feature-length film with a live Twitter feed on the screen that will transform the movie into an educational didactic.

CE Credits: 6


February 16
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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