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Real Psychologist Reviews Mental Illness In Movies

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What does a real psychologist think of how mental illness is portrayed in movies? Dr. Ali Mattu, clinical psychologist at the Columbia University Medical Center, takes a look at how mental illness is depicted in pop culture and tells us how accurate they really are. Credits: https://www.buzzfeed.com/bfmp/videos/68415 Special thanks to Dr. Ali Mattu! https://youtube.com/thepsychshow Check out more awesome videos at BuzzFeedVideo! https://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedvideo https://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedblue1 https://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedviolet GET MORE BUZZFEED: https://www.buzzfeed.com https://www.buzzfeed.com/videos https://www.youtube.com/buzzfeedvideo https://www.youtube.com/asis https://www.youtube.com/buzzfeedblue https://www.youtube.com/buzzfeedviolet https://www.youtube.com/perolike https://www.youtube.com/ladylike BuzzFeedVideo BuzzFeed’s flagship channel. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, always shareable. New videos posted daily! To see behind-the-scenes & more, follow us on Instagram @buzzfeedvideo http://bit.ly/2JRRkKU Love BuzzFeed? Get the merch! BUY NOW: https://goo.gl/gQKF8m
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Cherry bloom (4 minutes ago)
Aye my favorite show Sherlock Holmes!
Mercedes Jacoby (21 minutes ago)
Shane Dawson shoulda talked to you
King George III (24 minutes ago)
*SHANE DAWSON IS QUAKING*
Lee (31 minutes ago)
He looks like a middle eastern version of Nick from New Girl
Taylor Thomas (36 minutes ago)
You should do one with real behavior analysts and criminal minds
SonnyPeas (39 minutes ago)
Buzz feed hopping on the Shane dawsot train
Brookie Taft (40 minutes ago)
I really wanted him to react to “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle”
slice thricex (50 minutes ago)
I've never been more 3xcited to watch any video ever
Masego Sheila Bojosi (55 minutes ago)
Does nymphomania count? I suffer from it viciously. I would blame it on adolescence,but I'm not a teenager anymore. 😪
Saturn Ghost (1 hour ago)
Ok so I have how the title says MOVIES and they show sherlock because it's a show not a movie I love it
Tyler The Bean (1 hour ago)
*Sees Sherlock Holmes* *clicks*
fireballjames10 (1 hour ago)
Through therapy you can get someone with dissociative identity disorder to communicate with the other identities.
Erika DL (1 hour ago)
Ian Gallagher for bipolar. Would have love to see that
Raelyn Rainforth (1 hour ago)
The Sherlock Holmes tv series is so good!
Mario Ruiz (1 hour ago)
Narcissistic personality disorder should have been reviewed as well.
Slytherclaw Gal (1 hour ago)
AP psych, here I come
Taylor Tea (1 hour ago)
Kinda sad that they didn’t put the good doctor in there
TheBullionEra (1 hour ago)
An Indian
Kohl Kenerly (1 hour ago)
I was hoping forrrr the joker somewhere in there lol
Creepyparty (1 hour ago)
He seems so kind hahah
Vanessa Charles (2 hours ago)
is this inspired by shane dawson
Rena kobi (2 hours ago)
I've never thought that so many people think that mental health issues mean being psychopaths I wish people would think for a moment
littlemissmello (2 hours ago)
I would love for him to react to "That's Okay That's Love" - it's a Korean drama show and trust me, normally I'm not at all into Korean dramas, but this one's good. Gives a very soft hearted representation of mental illness. I enjoyed it loads!
Elise DeVleming (2 hours ago)
Now...I need to go...get a hug :)
Hey kill yourself (2 hours ago)
Part 2, please
Ollie cat (2 hours ago)
Tsk tsk. Milking off of Shane:/
Foul Lily (2 hours ago)
Im honestly really happy they used the example from Iron Man 3, Roberts acting of PTSD and Anxiety actually had my stomach sink, and gave me a slight anxiety reaction just watching, it was so good
Music Perfection (2 hours ago)
when buzzfeed is trying to be shane
Benjamin Campbell (2 hours ago)
Content is great, but who’s responsible for the camera work and editing? Yikes...
Alyssa Fleming (2 hours ago)
I would've loved to see an example of a character with borderline personality disorder.
yoongi's skinny leg (2 hours ago)
I see sherlock, i click
Jony Sanchez (2 hours ago)
He is blinking way to much when we explain's something, he's probably lying...
Møikey (2 hours ago)
or his eyes are dry
CielPhantomhiveReacts (3 hours ago)
What’s the actors name for Sherlock? I feel like I’ve seen him in a different movie.
Judy (2 hours ago)
Benedict Cumberbatch
Jeannie MC (3 hours ago)
I have anxiety and ptsd lmao squad where you at?😂
Diya Bhat (3 hours ago)
It should be: real psychologist reviews mental illness in Jake Paul
Chv Hndrtntlr (3 hours ago)
I just wanna ask, why western people have so many mental illness?
Mikayla Healey (3 hours ago)
I wonder if part of why Bradley's character escalates so quickly is because he does have some sort of trauma? He has a trigger song, and has extreme reactions to things that remind him of the event.
shrimpified (3 hours ago)
LET ME HUG YOU
Samuel Murphy (3 hours ago)
Split personality disorder is very annoying as I argue with him as he is stronger,smarter and more violent than me,I am barely able to suppress it
Cassine Jackson (4 hours ago)
This is NOT WIRED
Bharath Shankar (4 hours ago)
Nah I prefer the 3 HOUR LONG part of Shane Dawson's series talking about this. Said no one ever
MASHT potato (4 hours ago)
where is Dexter?
ArtificialSoul (4 hours ago)
You should have brought on Eric Cartman from South Park when bringing on people with antisocial personality disorder. It's funny, though his character is worked out much more than the others and it shows very clear how easy it is for him to lie, manipulate and use other people for his own profits, because he continuously twists his sense of reality for his own benefits. Also how he really doesn't understand how it feels like to feel when doing something for someone else's benefits instead of your own.
Vape Angel (4 hours ago)
Where is ‘of mice and men ‘?!?!?
laylajoe (5 hours ago)
It would have been really cool, if he talked about Hannibal and his relationship to Will...
Sara (5 hours ago)
Do another video but with tv shows!!!
Dorothy Esmay Cohen (6 hours ago)
I know I'm not the only one who clicked for Sherlock
Eikanh (6 hours ago)
I think it's a shame, that most movies about mental illness, are exaggerating every aspect of the disorder. It is of course to make them stand out on screen, but it always shows the worst case, which makes people believe that mental illness is extremely chaotic and horrible all the time, which it is for some, but a lot of people learn to live with their disorders, and if movies showed that more, I think maybe people who are not sick, would have a better understanding, and not be so scared of us.
Eikanh (4 hours ago)
+Salma Abdullah why would the world be more dangerous?
Salma Abdullah (4 hours ago)
Can makes the world dangerous and less empathetic towards people with illnesses
tea bitch. (6 hours ago)
I love this guy
BcOriginal (6 hours ago)
When I watch Sherlock that Version. I thought he seemed more autistic than anything so guess I was pretty spot on.
Weave Snatched (6 hours ago)
After Shane Dawson, why does everyone feel the need to talk about mental illnesses? It's as if it wasn't even a thing before
Weave Snatched (4 hours ago)
+Salma Abdullah I've been studying psychology for more than a year now, I've never seen BuzzFeed or bigger channels making videos about psychology. Isn't it obvious now that Shane has triggered this subject and it's getting millions of views, other big YouTubers will gain viewers and money as it's hot nowadays?
Salma Abdullah (4 hours ago)
Just because your realising it or hearing it more doesnt mean people werent talking about it as much, this is acc goo because it bring awareness
Nula-v (7 hours ago)
I want to know more about the Sherlock bit! This was lovely.
adrien macias (7 hours ago)
who started this conversation tho
Richard Perez (7 hours ago)
Nothing on borderline personality disorder?
Salma Abdullah (4 hours ago)
cant do everything tbh
Lex Flores (7 hours ago)
They should make a part two with stuff like depression, eating disorders, ocd, agoraphobia. Stuff like that great video tho
Keri (8 hours ago)
I really didn’t like Silver Linings Playbook, mostly because of how accurately it portrayed bipolar disorder and reminded me of my mom who refuses to seek help or acknowledge there is a problem. Ugh just rewatching that clip reminded me of living with her and made my skin crawl.
boi (8 hours ago)
I like this dude
Katherine Pierce (8 hours ago)
"Sherlock definitely has a relationship with Watson. " Johnlock shippers knew that before they saw the video😂
nano bot27 (8 hours ago)
This Dr is too good person, I feel like more ppl are like "movie psychopaths" 🤔
Dragon maid (8 hours ago)
Most violence I imagine from mental illness is due to people being frightened and feeling unsafe and trying to defend themselves. Perhaps in a confused state.
Fátima Gómez (8 hours ago)
I thought that sherlock said this to be funny and creepy but he is more like having asperger syndrom
Samael Heath (9 hours ago)
My friend has dissociative personality disorder. They all sort of blend together.
Julia Motakef (9 hours ago)
Why did buzzfeed edit this like emmachamberlain? Isnt it supposed to be serious? why?
weirdish name (9 hours ago)
*cough* *cough shane *cough* *cough* dawson
Puppet Bunny (9 hours ago)
İ m a bit confused on Sherlock if he is a sosiopath or a antisocial thimg
Joanne August (9 hours ago)
They should do that with Criminal Minds - I've always wondered if that show was realistic.
Rosalina Han (9 hours ago)
I loved this video. A lot of times mental illness can be portrayed wrong in media, especially ASPD, but all of them are twisted and turned to make the movie more interesting. Which I get, but not everyone will leave that movie and research afterwards and the next time they hear about the mental illness they’ll the think of the sensationalized or over the top character from that movie. It’s really nice to see a video like this from a professional who explains it with enthusiasm and a clear voice. Really well done.
hope (9 hours ago)
the bruh sticker needa go
Jessica B (9 hours ago)
I honestly would love to see him brought back for other conversations. It is really important to dissect representation of mental health in pop culture because misconceptions need to be known so as to not further stigmatize and perpetuate false ideas.
Marische C (10 hours ago)
*more of this please* After watching I just realized how much myth I've grown to believe. Eye opening af. Kudos
Jikar Najm Al-Din (10 hours ago)
Who clicked for benedict and for the sake of shane
AWlpsSHOW36 (10 hours ago)
Love this video! I have Asperger's (very proud of it too!) so it's really cool to see people becoming more understanding and interested about it. That way we can all be equal and put an end to bullying!
Finest Blowfish (10 hours ago)
In the stories of Sherlock, it does mention of him having aspergers syndrome
Spooky Boyy (11 hours ago)
“Real scientist reviews Star Wars” - is presumably shocked
Shirokami Shijisa (11 hours ago)
“Sherlock is not impulsive” Did he not shoot a smiley face in the wall or am I thinking the RDJ version?
summer9871 (11 hours ago)
I could listen to this person talk all day
ugly (11 hours ago)
Kati Morton is q u a k i n g
Haili (11 hours ago)
Tony's panic attack was portrayed amazingly. I love it!
Amanda Lee Garza (12 hours ago)
Love the video but my only thing is that when he says it’s not realistic to be a murderer is just what bothers me cz you can look at a lot of homicide situations, mass murders, all that and it kinda is a situation where the person had a mental illness and most times it doesn’t get accounted for cz it’s still a major crime so regular punishment is at hand. Then there’s times where NO punishment is given but more of psychiatric help gets involved because of their illness. But yes a lot of movies do exaggerate and kinda do a bad job of showing realistic sides of things but then again their movies.. Great video I love these types of videos because I suffer with mental illness and it’s pretty interesting what others have to say on certain illnesses especially a view from a profesional.
Liz Davis (12 hours ago)
If they bring him back have him watch “I kill giants”
Aayeh Aziz (12 hours ago)
yo where was sybil !!!
Brandon Lavoie (12 hours ago)
why does he blink so much
Serai3 (12 hours ago)
Oh my god, it's so frustrating when someone duns a movie because a character is not enough this or too much that. Dude, it's ONE CHARACTER. A single character cannot represent an entire range of behavior. It's just one person. Are there people like Raymond? As I understand it, there are. The movie never claims that every autistic person is like Raymond - only that _Raymond_ is like Raymond. ARGH
SnowBerryMumu (12 hours ago)
THIS IS WHAT THE THERAPIST FROM SHANE'S SERIES NEEDS TO KNOW !! 8:57 - 9:36
marvel marble (12 hours ago)
“i love sherlock!”
PIGeonRonen (13 hours ago)
I thought it was after the shane series...
Tiffany Akuzawa (13 hours ago)
does his voice/the way he talks remind anyone of Antoni from queer eye?
Fallen Faction (13 hours ago)
I was really hoping for a borderline personality disorder one.
Bookgirl gamer (13 hours ago)
*Where’s my OCD fam at?*
Cycra Lisa (13 hours ago)
its never a psychiatrist
Cyka Blyat (13 hours ago)
TRIGGERED
Lisa Herrmann (13 hours ago)
Yes! I was watching Sherlock and when he said that line I was like “No! The guys on the spectrum!” I pulled out my dsm to verify his sx (still in school for my MFT). Yeah I noticed I’ve been dx characters on TV these days.
Naj M (13 hours ago)
For some reason, i really want to see this intelligent man review "The end of the f*****g world"
Mind Of The Lion (14 hours ago)
9:00 Oh, so that's the difference? I'd once been told the difference was a psychopath is born with the condition while a sociopath acquires it. Guess I was misinformed.
halfwaydowntheroad (14 hours ago)
tom cruise's rain man performance is spectacular. he plays it so real by being thrown off by his brother that it's what allows Hoffman to work off of so brilliantly.
Bren Has Cookies (14 hours ago)
On the Sherlock note, how Sherlock seemed to be less impulsive, I think as the show has progressed we see he is indeed impulsive and idk if that was purposeful in the sociopath sense or for the plot or the character arc but the last season we got he was very impulsive and emotional.
Maddie Gill (14 hours ago)
Is this Benderman Cumbersnatcher
Raven Cake (12 hours ago)
Maddie Gill ..:.yes
Maddie Gill (12 hours ago)
Raven Cake are you sure it’s not “Blended Cucumber”?
Raven Cake (12 hours ago)
Maddie Gill no you uncultured potato, it’s bendydick cumandsnap
Taelour Thompson (14 hours ago)
The Silver Linings Playbook segment was pretty accurate. I was diagnosed with Bipolar 1 when I was a teenager and diagnosed again a few years ago. I’ve never watched this movie, but now I really want to.
Sofie Sørensen (14 hours ago)
I'd say split the guy did the part really well it was almost creepy. Despite the fact that it isn't possible with the Interaction, but the movie is about him finding away to open up his mind, it's quite complicated to explain. :) But yes there is good and bad movies with mental illness 😊.
The Dudess (14 hours ago)
I hope they didn't show too much of Split for him and spoiled it

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