Locate a movie or television show (old or current) that portrays a character with an anxiety disorder (for a list of examples, please see the attached PSY-470-Movie/TV List under the assignment tab). You are not limited to this list, but are welcome to use the shows listed.
In an essay of 500-750 words address the following:
What were some of the irrational beliefs and attitudes that the characters displayed? In what way did these beliefs/attitudes manifest in the character’s behavior? How does stress tie into anxiety? What are some ways to modify the stress and reduce anxiety? What form(s) of therapy can assist the character?
Use one to two scholarly journal articles to support your ideas.
Elementary—CBS /Sherlock (BBC)
Sex and the City—iTunes/Amazon
Big Bang Theory—CBS
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
What About Bob?
Lars and the Real Girl
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?
Silver Linings Playbook
As Good As It Gets