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Kelly, Brendan D (2006) Psychiatry in contemporary Irish cinema:a qualitative study. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 23 , (2) , pp. 74-79. 10.1017/S0790966700009617.

Recent Irish films emphasise the role of alcohol in causing and perpetuating psychological distress. They generally provide unflinching portrayals of the effects of psychological distress and alienation, suicide and substance abuse at individual, family and community levels;
nonetheless, there is still a regrettable tendency for films to associate mental illness with dissocial behaviour.


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